Monday, September 1, 2014

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

My wife Mary Jane Erwin Furches was telling me recently about an experience she had after a doctors visit. I asked her to write down her thoughts for a post here at The Virtual Pew. The following are those comments. I Hope you enjoy and get something out of it.

Recently I had my routine diabetic check-up with my doctor. Something I do not always look forward to, not that I dislike going to see my doctor because he is a good friend and devout Christian. You see I can always count on him holding my hands and praying for me before I leave. Well on this particular visit, I shared with him about the struggles Mike and I are going through concerning the ministry we feel God has called us to. If you are a follower of the Virtual Pew, you know that we serve the homeless population in our small home-based church. You also know the homeless do not have money to support the church, so where does the money come from?God has always provided for us, but being human we sometimes wonder where it is going to come from or when. In the past few months, we have dwindled to where we only have one church which consistently gives financially and we sometimes get small amounts from various individuals. I shared with Dr. Tom about the need for funds to come in as we are about to be in a crisis mode with not enough to cover our bills. He took my hands and prayed for me asking God to give me peace about our situation and to continue to trust Him. As I left the office and got in my car to drive home, I was stopped at a traffic light not far from his office. As I sat there contemplating our conversation and prayer, a bird landed on the windshield wiper blade and just sat there. I was startled at first as I thought it was going to crash into the windshield, instead, it gracefully landed and appeared to be staring at me through the windshield. It sat perfectly still and didn’t move until the light turned and I began moving. As I looked at that bird a peacefulness came over me and I felt God was nudging me by showing me this bird and whispering to me, “ See I take care of him,I will take care of you.Trust me.” As I drove home, I had a peacefulness I had not felt for several weeks. I truly believe God uses many ways to communicate with us to let us know He is there and He cares. I don’t know how He always does it, but I am thankful He does. Mike and I know God will provide and I ask that you pray for our finances. Maybe you are in a tough place in your own life God will be faithful to you if you seek Him. He can give you a peace that is far beyond understanding if you let Him. How about it?

‘Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.But if God so arrays the grass of the filed, which is alive today and tomorrow if thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do no be anxious then saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “With what shall we clothe ourselves?” For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. yes;" But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.

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