Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | February 22, 2013

The Sparrow

Yesterday Dayna and I were riding in the car together. Our conversation somehow led to the movie Sister Act 2, which Dayna has not seen. I had to play for her the song “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” from that movie. It is such a beautiful rendition.

As I was thinking today of what to post about, this song came back to my mind. The adoption process often includes a great deal of worry for adoptive parents. From the home study process, to the waiting process, to the time after you have received a referral, an adoptive parent’s mind is constantly on their child, wherever he or she might be.

So today, I want to encourage you all. It is a parent’s job to worry about their child, but in the end we all know and can take comfort in the fact that our children’s lives are in God’s hands. He is caring for them from the moment of conception until their last breath. He is guiding and protecting them until they are safely in your arms, and all of the days of their lives.

Matthew 10:26-31 says:

“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

So take a moment in your day today, and let this song minister to your soul:

God bless and watch each and every one of you and your children, wherever they might be.



  1. Thank you so much for the timely post and for sharing the link to the beautiful song. His Eye is on the Sparrow was one of my Grandma’s favorite hymns and I’ve sang or hummed it so many times for one of our little guy’s lullabies. The lyrics are beautiful and your post helped me look at the song in a new light. Thank you so much!!!

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