Seed

LONELINESS

The Lonely Sparrow

I watch, and am as a Sparrow

Alone upon the house top.

PSALM 102:7

Some days I feel just like that lonely sparrow, Lord. Everyone else is crowded around the bird feeder, caring for their babies, or flitting to and fro on urgent business, but I sit alone, just watching. What am I looking for ? Will I ever find a flock of my own to join ? Will anyone ever fly up and join me on the housetop, easing this sense of separation I feel so acutely? Yet You tell me that not one sparrow falls without Your noticing and that I am of more value than many sparrows (Matthew 10:29,31). You see me there alone on my rooftop. Lord. You feel my loneliness, and suddenly I belong——-and I can sing a song of joy.