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Devotional Thought : Luke 12:7

May 17, 2011

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

We now know that every hair on our head contains our unique DNA therefore they are, “numbered”. However, the real point that God is making here is that he doesn’t forget us. He doesn’t forget the sparrows so there is no possibility of him forgetting us. It’s not surprising though that when we look at the world we may feel forgotten. We can feel lost in a world of billions of people. We can feel insignificant and worthless. We can feel our contribution to life is overlooked and meaningless.

Yet God sees things differently. He sees people as the pinnacle of his creation. “We are God’s handiwork” (Ephesians 2:10). God has plans and purposes for us. He thought we were so special that he sent his own Son to redeem us. The reason Jesus tells us that God doesn’t forget us is so that we won’t be afraid. The world is indeed a scary place without the knowledge that a good God loves us and acts for our benefit.

When we worry about worst-case scenarios we leave God out and therefore we feel afraid. Proverbs tells us, “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side” (Proverbs 3:25-26). Proverbs reminds us that nothing is going to happen that will surprise God. He is with us and he is in charge of his world.

God supplies us with the grace to cope no matter what is going on in our lives. We have no reason to be afraid because we are worth more than many sparrows and God doesn’t forget us.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

4 thoughts on “Devotional Thought : Luke 12:7”

  1. Susan, I don't know if you've read Heaven is for Real, but the thing that impressed me the most in that book was the personal involvement of God in our everyday lives. He is so present in every part of our lives. I knew this from this Luke passage, but when I saw examples of it in the things Jesus told Colton while he was with Him in Heaven, I was overwhelmed with the depth of God's awareness of us and personal interest in us. Indeed, we have nothing to fear.

  2. Susan, I don't know if you've read Heaven is for Real, but the thing that impressed me the most in that book was the personal involvement of God in our everyday lives. He is so present in every part of our lives. I knew this from this Luke passage, but when I saw examples of it in the things Jesus told Colton while he was with Him in Heaven, I was overwhelmed with the depth of God's awareness of us and personal interest in us. Indeed, we have nothing to fear.

  3. I haven't read, Heaven is for Real but I have read some of the reviews and I would like to read it. Unfortunately my "to be read" pile is very large at the moment!

    It's a bit overwhelming to thnk about, "the personal involvement of God in our everyday lives."

    A while ago I wrote this in regard to Christmas: "The incarnation brings us face to face with a God who demonstrates his intimate involvement with his creation and his intense desire to connect with us. It is unnerving to have someone that interested in us."

    Still this knowledge gives us great assurance and security as we learn to rest in it.

    Thanks Ginger for your thoughts.

  4. I haven't read, Heaven is for Real but I have read some of the reviews and I would like to read it. Unfortunately my "to be read" pile is very large at the moment!

    It's a bit overwhelming to thnk about, "the personal involvement of God in our everyday lives."

    A while ago I wrote this in regard to Christmas: "The incarnation brings us face to face with a God who demonstrates his intimate involvement with his creation and his intense desire to connect with us. It is unnerving to have someone that interested in us."

    Still this knowledge gives us great assurance and security as we learn to rest in it.

    Thanks Ginger for your thoughts.

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