Friday, August 10, 2012
Verse for Today - Luke 12:6-7 (click to read mini-blog)
"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."
Read all of Luke 12
This is one of those verses that no matter how many times you read it, it's almost too amazing to grasp.
Note, first: God is omnipotent (all powerful) and omniscient (all knowing). This is pretty amazing too. How can God know everything about everything? Not sure, but these are some of the words Jesus spoke, so they must be true. (How could Jesus have been a good teacher or a great man and not be telling the truth?) This is part of why we as humans have a hard time comprehending the greatness of God. It is completely beyond us, or as Job 36 says: "How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out."
OK, so how much does God know? Two particulars are noted: 1. He knows all the insignificant sparrows (little birds) on the planet. 2. He knows the number of hairs on your head. In other words, God has exhaustive knowledge.
What's the point? Well, it's a logical relationship of the lesser to the greater. If God knows those little details, don't you suppose he also knows and understands everything bigger? The doubts, struggles, fears and questions that you have? Of course he does. AND (here's the kicker) He cares for you.
Seems to me that if you have struggles, He's the One to whom you should go. :)