Eye of the Sparrow

Some love Whoopi and some don’t, but I love the Sister Act movies, there’s a song in Sister Act 2, Back in the Habit, that we sing in our church, it’s called Eye of the Sparrow.   I’ve been thinking of that song lately.  I keep telling myself don’t worry!  It’s something I’ve been told since I was just a little boy.   It’s easy for us to panic when we face serious concerns-seems I’ve been facing them daily.   So I pray, and I get busy, I start doing everything I can think of to move forward in a positive way.   And I worry.   I know it’s a waste of time, yet I find myself in this dilemma- I know I should just trust God, but I wonder just what He’s going to do.   I tell myself I’m giving it to God, but still I wonder, what’s going to happen.   If I leave it up to God what’s around the corner.  I still find myself trying to control, thinking there is something I could say, or something I could do to make it better.   Something I could do to make it easier, something I could do to ease any pain I or anyone else is feeling.   I know at times I feel I just want a distraction so I don’t have to feel the hurt.   But I know in my heart I just have to feel what I feel and give it to God, feel it.   At times I feel very alone, I mean from the way that I used to feel.   But I also know God is walking with me and inviting me to keep handing it over to Him all my worries and my burdens.   I told my sister Dena how I feel.   She’s much better at quoting the bible than I am.   She’s always read it and studied it much more than I have.   I know many answers lie there, but she said and she was quoting from the bible, Cast all your care upon HIM, for He cares for you, God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, I have no idea what part of the bible she was quoting.  So when my mind turns to anxious thoughts about the future, I guess I just have to remember my heavenly Father knows and will give me what I need.   So here’s the song we sing at church, and that was part of Sister Act 2.

 Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heaven and home
When Jesus is my portion
A constant friend is He
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches over me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me
I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches
I know He watches
I know He watches me
I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
He watches me
I know
He watches

~ by deveil on SeptemberUTCb000000pmTue, 25 Sep 2007 14:29:55 +000007 19, 2007.

8 Responses to “Eye of the Sparrow”

  1. I’m a big fan of Whoopi! She’s way overdue for a new movie!

  2. What a super cool song that is. You outta hear it when honey plays the piano (really loud) and I sing (really loud).

  3. I Love Whoopi too! She is one smart and suave cookie.

  4. The poem “Footprints” always helps me because I’m a bonafide worry wart. I once awoke to Jesus sitting on my bed with tears streaming down his face. He took me in his arms like a child saying “I feel your pain and I am always by your side.” “You are never alone.” I was strengthened by his love. Some probably think I’m a wack job but I was very overwelmed at the time and cried out for help for the first time before I slept.


  5. I think Whoopi is awesome. I always have. And I really love that song. I used to sing it a lot.

  6. Eye on the Sparrow is an excellent gospel song, especially the way Lauren Hill sings it on the soundtrack from the movie. Sad and uplifting at the same time.

  7. There is an awesome recording of this done as a duet by Whitney Houston and her gospel-singing mom Cissy.

  8. wow…..i felt like I was reading my very own thoughts and concerns from my own life reading your post sweetheart.

    I really do appreciate you reaching out. This is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do in my life. To top it all off, I am also dealing with my addiction to alcohol…so I’m not able to deal with this in the way I used to would have attempted to do so.

    i think you are a wonderful man Derek and I appreciate you.

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