“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:26-33, New Revised Standard).
It is difficult for me to imagine that God could tell me the exact number of hairs on my head. I could quietly pull a hair from my head and God would know it and would reduce my number.
I have a head full of hair. I have no immediate worries of becoming bald. Still, in the last few years, I have lost some hair. God knows about each one. The brush I use on my hair in the morning’s, it would be my guess God could tell me the numbers of the hairs in that brush too.
It is pretty cool that God could tell me how many hairs are on my head, it is kind of like the sideshow barker who says he can tell me how much I weigh, though God wouldn’t cheat the way the barker probably would.
While it would be a fun show to watch, I seriously doubt that is what this all about. As I read today’s lesson and I come down to that verse about our hair, I really think the meaning of this is, God knows us better than we know ourselves. I don’t know how many hairs are on my head. Even for those who are bald on top, they probably don’t know either. I just asked a friend who is bald on top. There is no question I have fewer hairs on my head than he. He confirmed for me, he doesn’t know how many hairs are on his head. And, for those of you who have shaved your heads and would say, “I know, zero.” I think God would then say God knows the number of hair follicles are on your head.
Here is the deal, God knows us inside and out. God knows the secret sins of our lives. God knows secret thoughts and our greatest desires. If God knows something about us that is as trivial and insignificant as our hair, there is nothing about you or me that God fails to know.
So we all need to give up and realize, God knows each of us, even better than we know ourselves.
What are you trying to hide from God? It won’t work. God already knows.
Have a blessed day in the Lord.
Joy, Peace and Thanksgiving,
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