Psalms 102:7 A Lone Sparrow

Psalms 102:7 (KJV)
I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.

Albert Barnes provides this quote concerning the sparrow from material he had,[1] “They are a tame, troublesome, and impertinent generation, and nestle just where you don’t want them. They stop up your stove and waterpipes with their rubbish, build in the windows and under the beams of the roof, and would stuff your hat full of stubble in half a day if they found it hanging in a place to suit them … . When one of them has lost its mate – a matter of everyday occurrence – he will sit on the house-top alone, and lament by the hour his sad bereavement.”

The sparrow is often thought of as a loathsome creature, except there are people who love bird sightings of any kind. They are given to easy destruction, except their numbers do not fail. They are counted of little worth, except that God knows when one falls to the earth.

To be alone, as a sparrow, watching on the housetop is no bad picture of the Christian believer.

[1] The following remarks, copied from the “Land and the Book” (i. 54, 55)

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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