Thursday, January 19, 2023

Orange Moon Thursday, January 19, 2023 "Numbered Hairs"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

              "Numbered Hairs"         
    My wife Frances made a wonderful point about a familiar assurance of the Lord Jesus Christ regarding His loving care for those who trust Him.

   "The very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Matthew 10:30).

   Most of us would not keep a running tally regarding our hair collection even if we could.  God can, however, and He does, indicating He cares far more about us than do we about ourselves.  Frances accentuated this truth by pointing out that many millions of atoms comprise one strand of human hair.  Since "all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do," our Lord's accounting involves an even more detailed focus on us than a surface reading of His promise indicates (Hebrews 4:13).

   This boggles the mind and thrills the heart.  The One to whom believers have entrusted time and eternity sees everything and everyone in His creation in pointed detail and with the most personal interest.  Scientists continue to find the universe a far more vast domain than human measure can calculate.  They also increasingly discover a complexity within the vast microscale of atomic and sub-atomic reality.  Both domains reveal an ever greater wonder that God not only made and sustains all things, but involves Himself as the most keen observer and vibrantly active participant.

    "The eyes of the Lord are in every place" (Proverbs 15:3).
    "God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will" (Ephesians 1:3; 11).

    Such truth transcends our ability to understand, but not our capacity through Christ to believe.  From a strand of hair to a galaxy of untold numbers of stars, creation teems with its Creator's attention and application.  The Lord Jesus' sublime assurance of our Father's detailed care for us must lead us to kneel in gratitude, and then arise to walk in faith and assurance.  God sees all.  All matters to Him, including ourselves and the present moment that involves so much more than we see and know.  But not, to His praise and glory, more than He sees and knows…

"Thou God, seest me."
(Genesis 16:13)
"His understanding is infinite."
(Psalm 147:5)

Weekly Memory Verse
     Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
(I John 3:2)







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