The Lenten Fast is about halfway over, and the spring’s paschal promise of renewal is rising in the hearts of those who have been hunkered down in cold weather through the long winter nights. It’s true for the birds and animals outside our doors too. The rabbits in the yard were plump and healthy in the fall are now thin and looking worn and rough around the edges. And, not all birds migrate. The cardinals are ramping up activities and the ubiquitous sparrows have been chattering and vying for the remaining berries on the bushes on the lawn across the street.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Jesus
(Matthew 10:29, 31)
“His eye is on the sparrow”, as the traditional Gospel hymn says. This is true at Trinity Station, and the YOKE Movement at large. Not many of us come from wealthy backgrounds, or have storied family names, but we share in the commonality of Christ, and the Great Commission he has bestowed on us. From Nairobi, Kisii and the Great Lake region of Central Africa to the Great Plains of the American Midwest people are living an intentional life of collective Christianity.