On Thursday, I went to my counseling session with my box in hand. I wanted to show it to her in private. I didn’t think I could share it with others. I told her about praying the night before and lifting my head and praying loud. I told her about the prayer being answered and about Joy coming to the conference. I was excited about going to the conference and I anticipated a great message. If there could be a joyous, happy session – this was close. Yet, as I left and got into the car I was overcome with fear and anxiety. I don’t think I made it far down the road and the tears fell…again.Then, the radio said – Lauryn Hill and I turned it up. I loved Lauryn Hill in college. The Fugees were one of my favorites. I even named my first pet parakeet – Fugee! The song was by her and Tonya Blount and it is from the movie Sister Act 2. You can find it on YouTube with some pink sky action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiEsgaiLixA
. I have not been able to find the exact song on iTunes, but I found a close version. The song was His Eye Is On The Sparrow and yes I have heard it many times before.
But not like this.
I was driving in direct sunlight singing at the top of my lungs – “I sing because I’m happy! I sing because I am free – His eye is on the sparrow – For I know He watches me….”
It. Was. Worship.
It. Went. Deep.
So, on Tuesday, I had planned to take a really big step. I looked in my rear-view mirror and became overwhelmed and just as I looked ahead, this is what I saw – and it remained long enough for me to find my phone and take the picture.
Even in the Fire Lane – His Eye is on the Sparrow…
Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.