Our Savior watches over us

Recently I heard someone sing “The Sparrow” by Charles Billingsley. We often get so caught up in the day-to-day struggles, wondering how we will make it through. But God reminds us that He is caring for us every day:

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (Matthew 6:26).

On the first day of our tour in Israel, we were sitting at the (dry) well at Beer Sheba, where Abraham and Isaac both had dug a well. I noticed that there were several small birds, possibly sparrows, flitting about in the branches above us. Here we were in the middle of the desert, with no water around anywhere, and very few plants, yet these little creatures were being cared for by our own Heavenly Father.

“Lord, I place my cares on you this day. Watch over my family, and make us to be more like you. Thank you for your watchcare today–and every day.”


First night in Israel

We traveled all day and night Friday, and arrived at the hotel about noon. With no sleep, I have been in a fog all day. It’s 9:30 in the evening now, and I’m going to bed.

Tomorrow we will follow Abraham’s steps in Israel, and then down into the desert where Moses led the Israelites. Then off to a camel ride and ending up sleeping in abediune tent.

My roommate’s name is Liana, and she wrote that we will be “sleeping with the camels.”