January 15, 2013, One Hundred Today

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Today is the day Velma Crain, the Farmer’s mother turned one hundred years old.

I cannot image all the changes she has seen and experienced in the past one hundred years.

I have known Velma for 46 years and can testify that she is consistent. No matter the day or time I have found the same trusting confident faith in her God. I remember very few family get-togethers that she has not sung this song. I call it the theme song for her life.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I really have no desire to live to be 100, I, do, have a strong desire to have a testimony of a consistent faithful life before the Lord.

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