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