Sep 29 2014

Verse for the Day: Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

As I got on an airplane at DFW in Dallas Fort Worth for the last leg of my trip to Birmingham Alabama it was getting dark and a full moon was coming up over the airport. By the time we taxied down the runway and got into the air it was totally dark and the lights of Dallas were amazing. As I relished the sights of all the lights I couldn't help but think about today's Scripture and how amazing our God is. To think for every light I see there are probably at least twice as many people if not more than the lights I see. And to think God knows every hair on every person’s head - well let's just say that is beyond imagination, beyond comprehensive and beyond anything we will ever be able truly appreciate how awesome our God really is.

I wonder if God has a special place in His heart for people who are - let's see, how do I say this politically correct, can comb their hair with a wash cloth. How did I do Larry? Well, less I digress from my point, if our God is a God who knows every hair on everyone's head, even those hairs that have fallen out over the years, don't you think he knows our needs, wants, and desires. The truth is God does know where you are hurting physically, spiritually, emotionally, fiscally or any other way. He knows our hopes, dreams, and the deepest desires of our heart. He knows your deepest secrets good and bad. He knows your thoughts and words before they are thought or spoken. And in spite of knowing all our faults, weaknesses, strengths, and short comings He still loves us and desires a relationship with each one of us regardless what we have done or where we have been--He is calling us back into a personal and loving relationship with Him.

I love these verses found in Romans 8:31-39 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. 35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? ….. 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,  neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Wow! What an awesome promise for all who call upon the Lord as their Savior. So, why is it that so many people have fallen into Satan’s traps of believing there is not hope, there’s no way out-that their problems are too big for God to handle? They believe they will never be good enough, pure enough or do enough to deserve God’s Forgiveness of Love and Mercy.  

The truth is they are absolute correct “If” they are trying to live in their own strength and not the Strength of the Lord. The biggest problem is the fact that we humans have no true understanding or comprehension of God Omniscience and Omnipotence-God’s All-knowing, All seeing, All-powerful, Unstoppable Strength, Love, Mercy and Grace that He has for his people. Isaiah 55:9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Just like seeing the light over Dallas Fort Worth area and thinking God knows every person and every hair on every person’s head is beyond understanding or comprehension - just multiply that word picture by infinity times infinity and you start to get of glimpse of how Big our God truly is. 

So, when you are feeling small, insignificant, lost, confused, hurt, forgotten, worthless, “trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death”  remember God knows exactly where you are at and what you need and nothing can or will ever separate you from His Love when you call on Him.