Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Counting Hairs



Lately I have put some effort into understanding the truth of God’s love for us. One reference that sticks out to me is that God knows the number of hairs on our head. Just stop and think about that--all the hairs on your head plus all the hair on everybody else's head. I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of hair. It would take entirely too long to count them all. I saw a place that states that there are about 140,000 strands on a head. Wow! I think about all the people that I love dearly and I have to admit that I have no desire to count their hair. I wouldn’t even want to if my life depended on it. He also knows about all the hair we have lost. Why would God want to keep track of all of our hair? Why does he even care? It is because he loves us. He loves us so much that he knows the number of hairs on our heads. It is so big that trying to figure it out can become overwhelming. Understanding the enormity of God’s love is so hard to do. Our finite human brains will not be able to figure it out this side of heaven. But at least we have something to compare it to. So when you are feeling unloved or discouraged try counting your hair until you just can’t count any more. What helps you to understand God’s love?  

3 comments:

Carrie Gauthier said...

I imagine my mind being blown if I were to see the enormity of God's love.

Carrie Gauthier said...

I imagine my mind being blown if I were to see the enormity of God's love.

Carrie Gauthier said...

I imagine my mind being blown if I were to see the enormity of God's love.