#124 Sparrows on Repeat

I know I blogged about Cory Asbury’s, Sparrows only two Sundays ago but I feel the need to return to the song, in particular the chorus:

Cause you take good care of me
You take good care of me
You know what I need before I even ask a thing
And you hold me in your hands
With a kindness that never ends
I’m carried in your love, no matter what the future brings
Yeah, you take good care of me

There’s a lot in just that chorus about who God is and how we relate to him, or more correctly, how he relates to us.


You take good care of me

God actually looks after us. The God of the universe actually wants to interact with us, and interact with us for our good. Christians believe that God has the power to care and the song says that he actually does care. He acts upon it.

The Bible agrees: For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

You know what I need before I even ask a thing

At times, when my students ask me to explain content or give them additional support, it’s something I haven’t thought of or realised they needed. God is not like this. There is no time that we ever pray and ask for something which makes him think ‘That’s not a bad idea. Hadn’t thought of that.’ He’s already thought of it. He knew even before we did that we’d need it. Which might even mean he’s already gone into action to help us out…

The Bible says this too: Even before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, O LORD.

And you hold me in your hands with a kindness that never ends

There is nowhere that we can go, that God doesn’t already know what lies ahead, whether good or bad. He goes ahead with us into every situation and never leaves us alone. He knows when we’ve gone off the path and he can lead us back ‘home’. He watches over us when we go astray and he knows how to find a ‘lost sheep‘. And with God, our connection is eternal.

Here’s the Bible’s way of saying it: You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

I’m carried in your love, no matter what the future brings

In the words of the apostle, Paul in the pages of the book of Romans:

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That’s all entry and exit points covered if you ask me.

Yours in hitting the repeat button,

Alison

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