April 19, 2010

Thrift store church

I went to ThriftMart for $0.99 monday this evening. I perused the book section, fabrics, and random other sections looking for refashions waiting to happen =) When I made it around to the women's blazers, i started hearing singing. And it was gospel music. Above the radio lady gaga jams, there was a clear voice singing His Eye is on the Sparrow. It was beautiful... you know... one of those moments that you have no choice but to stop what youre doing and listen. Needless to say, I walked up to the front of the store to listen to the rest of the song. It turned out that there were two young men singing. And the only thing that i can say that would describe them is... singing to the glory of God... Customers were standing around listening and getting lost in the song.

It moved me to tears.

I started thinking about the words as they sang.
I sing because Im happy. I sing because Im free. For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me...

Its such a blessing to know God makes it His business to watch over the little birds. Every moment He is keeping our world and those surrounding it in balance. He makes sure that our sun isnt too far away or too close. He makes sure that the earth doesnt tip too much in any direction. He makes sure the tides ebb and flow as they should. He keeps the stars in the sky. And while making sure that everything in existence is in its rightful place, He still watches over me. He sees me. Living in little mexico. Trying to figure out what my life is suppose to be.

He sees me.
He watches over me.
And there isnt anything more blessed and wonderful than that.


  1. don't worry God has it all figured out... just wants it to be a fun process of finding it

  2. I just read something this Psalm while trying to answer a question in this week's Sabbath school lesson and it reminded me of this post.

    Psalm 36:5-9

    5. Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
    6. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
    7. How excellent is thy lovingkindnes, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
    8. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
    9. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.