Last night I sat in the stately auditorium balcony for the high school graduation of my niece and nephew in Boston. It was the perfect bird’s-eye view.
Toward the end of the very formal New England ceremony, the graduates were instructed to turn around and face the audience, just so they could take in a momentary glimpse of all the family members and friends gathered to show their love and support.
As I looked down upon a sea of blue, my eyes were drawn immediately to Emily and Brendan (right smack dab in the middle of my photo). Though I was happy for all of the graduates, I was elated for the two whom I adore.
I recalled the words of our Lord Jesus in Matthew 10:29, when He reminded us that you and I are the apple of His eye! Even greater than God’s love for the birds of the air is His unending delight in, and passion for, His own beloved. We are uniquely and wonderfully His!
Way back in 1905, Civilla D. Martin got it oh so right: “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”