The Eye Of The Lord Is On His Children

By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

In the midst of this worldwide “shaking of all things,” what is God’s
great concern? Is it the events in the Middle East? No! The Bible tells us
God’s vision is trained on His children: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is
upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy” (Psalm 33:18).

Our Lord is aware of every move by every living thing on Earth. And yet His
gaze is focused primarily on the well-being of His children. He fixes His eyes
on the pain and needs of each member of His spiritual body. Simply put,
whatever hurts us concerns Him.
To prove this to us, Jesus said, “Fear not them which kill the body, but are
not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both
soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).  Even in the midst of great world
wars, God’s primary focus is not on the tyrants. His focus is on every
circumstance in His children’s lives.

Christ says in the very next verse: “Are not two sparrows sold for a
farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father”
(Matthew 10:29). In Christ’s day, sparrows were the meat of the poor and sold
two for a penny. Yet, Jesus said, “Not one of these small creatures falls to
the ground without your Father knowing it.”

Jesus’ use of the word “fall” in this verse signifies more than the
bird’s death. The Aramaic meaning is “to light on the ground.” In other
words, “fall” here indicates every little hop a tiny bird makes.

Christ is telling us, “Your Father’s eye is on the sparrow not just when it
dies but even when it lights on the ground. As a sparrow learns to fly, it falls
from the nest and begins to hop along the ground. God sees every little struggle
it has and He is concerned over every detail of its life.”

Jesus then adds, “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many
sparrows” (Matthew 10:31). Indeed, He says, “The very hairs of your head
are all numbered” (10:30). Simply put, the One who made and counted all the
stars—who monitored every action of the Roman Empire and who keeps all the
galaxies in the orbits—has His eye fixed on you. And, Jesus asks, “Are you
not worth much more to Him?”

 

Read this devotion online:http://sermons.worldchallenge.org/en/node/27818?src=devo-email

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