Thursday, October 15, 2009

He Knows

"I have a lot of hair, don't I?" Sarah asked the question as I helped her take the barrette out of her silky, blonde hair that is so different from mine. It is true, no one in our family is lacking in the hair department.

"That's how God made it, huh?"

"Yes." I answered.

"And He knows how many hairs are on my head, doesn't He?

"He does. Who taught you that?"

"You did. In our class."

I wanted to share this for every mama who spends 95% of her life wiping counters, changing diapers, and threatening to throw away everything your child owns if they don't clean their room. They do listen. They do remember. And it makes a difference.

"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

I have recently found myself struggling with the idea that the God of the universe is concerned over the details of my life. I don't know why I've started struggling with this. He has been such a huge part of all of the details of my life. I am thankful at this time that I have the faith of a 7 year old to remind me. To remind me that He sees, He knows, He cares. It blows my mind. The fact that such a huge God would choose to be so intimate with me is sometimes more than I can wrap my mind around.

For those of you reading this who have chosen to be a true follower of Jesus I want to encourage you. Those of you who have given up homes, careers, dreams and social status, He knows. For those of you who have suffered sickness, despair and broken hearts, He knows. When you wonder if it makes a difference, He knows.

He knows the number of hairs on your head.


III said...

I needed this again tonight. I don't suppose I change diapers. But sometimes in ministry, I feel like I do!

Thanks for your encouraging words, Em. They're needful.

Karen said...

Beautiful post Em!