This morning, I sorted through my clothes to put my summer clothes away and place my warmer clothes in my dresser drawers. With yesterday being the first official day of autumn and with the weather getting cooler it felt like the time was right to do the switch over. Have you made the switch? Have you prepared your clothes for Fall and your mind for a new season?
I must confess, switching my mindset to a new season is more difficult than switching my clothes. Looking toward the cooler weather, and with the flu season just around the corner, brings many questions to my mind. I wonder what this fall and winter will bring. Are we looking at another winter of seeing only a few people because our bubble size will be reduced once again? What activities should I plan to keep me busy in the winter months?
And what about our church? This week we began meeting on zoom for study and for coffee time. It was so good to see everyone and to feel connected once again. We have had two in-person worships in the sanctuary, and even though we were physically distance and there was no communal singing, it was still wonderful seeing one another in person. However, if the Covid numbers are growing again, what will it look like in the coming weeks and months? I know we will continue to follow the government guidelines, but how will that effect out worship life together?
With my questions and concerns, I turned once again to my Bible and looked up a favourite passage. The following passage reminds me that I am in God’s care and that Trinity is in God’s care and so I take my prayers and concerns to God
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?28 And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
With God’s promise on my heart I turned to one of my favorite hymns His Eyes are on The Sparrow… The lyrics are below and a version of this hymn sung by The Mississippi Children’s Choir
God’s Peace be with you… with God and with one another together we will face whatever this season brings
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
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 Me
Check out The Mississippi Children’s Choir singing His Eyes are on The Sparrow