Devotional: God counts the hairs on your head
God's tremendous attention to details and to small things is also illustrated in some other teaching of Jesus. For instance, in Matthew, chapter 10, verses 29 and 30, Jesus says:
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." (NIV)
Notice, not one sparrow falls to the ground without God the Father. Somebody said once, and it's really stayed with me, "God takes time out to attend the sparrow's funeral." We could just drive past the body of a sparrow by the wayside and not think more about it, but God cares even for that little, insignificant sparrow. This is brought out even more emphatically in the Words of Jesus on the same theme in Luke, chapter 12, verses 6 and 7:
"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. [Now, in Matthew He said two sparrows are sold for a penny. Here He says five sparrows are sold for two pennies. So you understand the fifth sparrow is thrown in free. Instead of just being four sparrows for two pennies, the fifth one is thrown in free. And Jesus says, "Even that fifth sparrow that comes in for nothing is not forgotten by God." Isn't that amazing! Doesn't that make you feel a little bit better? And then Jesus goes on to say:] Indeed the very hairs of your head are all numbered. [Every single hair on your head God knows about. It's staggering, isn't it? Then He says:] Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." (NIV)
But I believe until we grasp God's infinite attention and care for the small things, we won't really appreciate how much God cares for us. If God cares that much for the fifth sparrow, how much more does he care for you and me. See, if we don't learn to share God's attitudes, we won't understand God's attitude toward us as His children.
Father, it's hardl to imagine that You really counted the hairs on my head. Every detail of my life is known to You. What a feeling of security this gives me. Help me to work out to others this care and love so that I reflect your accuracy and care for the details. Amen.
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