The Faith of a Sparrow

Having lived through five hurricanes in Louisiana/Mississippi, I never learned to enjoy them. I did, however, learn much from surviving them.

Hurricane Betsy was venting its full fury as we listened to hear the roof torn from the home of our neighbor. A young mother whose husband worked offshore on oil rigs was sheltering in our home that night. At the height of the storm, she began softly quoting to her small children the words of Elizabeth Cheney.

Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”

Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”

I don’t know if the children learned from it, but I gained confirming insight.

While engaging in the “storms” of life I have often reflected on that principle. In this unsettling time, I commend it to you.

A stabilizing influence in life is needed. When that factor is the Lord rather than the storm, there is an unexplainable  tranquility.

Program your mind on elevating thoughts. A classic source is Scripture. Reading the Bible is very much like eating fried chicken. There are some boney parts and some tasty parts. Don’t gnaw on the bony difficult to understand parts, savor the succulent to understand parts. As you read, resolve to apply it.

Study to show yourself a workman approved by God, and stabilized by His Word, fellow sparrows.