Sometimes it can be overwhelming thinking about the power of God. It can be so overwhelming that we find it hard to believe that the God of all the Heavens and the earth, the God who created all that we see and all we don’t see, cares about little old…ME!!
But Jesus tells us this very thing. In fact, He knows you intimately!! He tells us this in Luke – “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” Sparrows, some of the commonest birds in the air. To us, they are a dime a dozen, right? At least, two copper coins for five!! But every one of them matters to God.
Look at the details of His creation. Look at the variations, the colors. Despite the big plans of salvation of the world, despite the stars and the moon and all the cosmos we try so desperately to understand, God knows and cares about every detail of the rose bush in your backyard. He knows the fox that lives out in the woods past my neighbors shed. He knows the blue whale out in the ocean, He knows the smallest mouse trying to find a way into your home out of the cold.
And He knows you. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Just how many hairs are on your head? 20,000? 50,000? Should I include my eyebrows, my beard?? I could look it up, but what fun would that be?? The point is, if he knows every hair on my head, on your head, then what doesn’t He know about you? Absolutely nothing.
He’s known you from the time you were in the womb being formed. He’s known every moment of your life. Nothing is hidden from Him. He knows your story.
Think about your story for a minute. In a very real way, we are the stories we tell. We are wired to love a story – why do you think we love Hollywood so much? Because they tell us a story.
If you were telling the story of you to someone else, would God be a part of it? Whether He is part of the story you tell or not, He is a part of your story. He made you. He watched over you, protected you. He’s been intimately involved in your life. He has loved, and always will love you. Despite the huge plan of salvation, “…I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT. God so loved the world, but just as He loved the world, he loved YOU enough to send His only begotten son so that YOU might believe in Him and have everlasting life. He came not to condemn you, but to save you through Himself.
““If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!” Luke 15:4-7 NLT. Every lost sheep, every lost sinner is precious to Him. If you have not accepted Christ, He is searching for you, calling you right now. He came and died on a Roman crucifix so that you might hear the Good News and come home to the Father. The party is waiting on you.
““What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”
Luke 12:6-7 NLT