We have been pondering for three weeks the stories that came out of that first Easter Sunday. Mrs. Civilla Martin wrote this favorite Gospel song after visiting a bed ridden friend. Mrs. Martin asked how her friend could be so joyful in her seemingly horrible situation. The woman quoted Matthew 10:29-31,
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.
30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Those people who visited an empty tomb, who huddled behind locked doors terrified, and who were confused by all the swirling rumors, were transformed by meeting the risen Christ. The number of changed lives has grown through the centuries. Tomorrow our texts will focus not on sparrows but on sheep and Jesus being our Good Shepherd. Ethel Waters sings this song that is so beloved by many. Perhaps jot down reasons you experience happiness and freedom today and ways you have experienced God’s eye on you recently. Blessings as God brings those scenes to mind.