HOST: Ron House
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
“Even the hairs of your head are all numbered.” Think about that for a second. For every one of us, the number of hairs on our heads is constantly changing. We are always losing and re-growing hair so that the number of them is never the same. But God has them all numbered. What an amazing statement of God’s care and concern for His children. It is difficult to imagine that God—the Creator and Sustainer of the universe; the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, glorious ruler of all that is—would be so concerned with us. But that is exactly the picture that is painted of God in this text. He is a God who is carefully attentive to each one of us. He knows every detail of our lives: every thought, feeling, fear, pain, joy, and sorrow. There is not a moment of our lives that escapes His watchful eye, and not a single need that goes unnoticed. Therefore, Jesus says, there is no need to fear. Our lives and souls are safely guarded in the hands of the Almighty God, who will care for us as His dear children. Whatever may come upon us in this life, we can be comforted in the knowledge that God knows, and He cares.
Think of an example of how God has cared for you.
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!