Fear subsides where trust abides and someone has us in their care A soul distressed can be at rest knowing someone else is there Whose love is sure and motives pure and knows exactly what to do And has the might to do what's right and smite the thing which threatens you There's only one, God's only Son who's proved his love and shown his worth He took my sin and rose again and then ascended from the earth Now He alone is on the throne preparing for His precious bride And while we wait no foe nor fate could ever keep us from His side Security is found in He Who holds the cosmos in His hands He'll prevail and will not fail To bring us home to fairer lands
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”The words of Jesus to his disciples, as recorded in Matthew, chapter 10, verses 28-31
It seemed a fitting symmetry that a photo of “sparrow security” should illustrate a teaching involving sparrows and security.
Those who fear God (revere and respect his holiness and majesty) and belong to Christ are watched over and have nothing to fear from anyone or anything that kills the body, including viruses, although it is quite natural to have an aversion to suffering, for which we must take courage and trust our Lord to supply the needed grace. His purposes are good. He is faithful.
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