Unlimited: God Cares For You
Feb 13, 2020 793
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
And even the very hairs of
your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Matthew 10:29–31).
Some people don’t pray, because after all, does God really care? In this world alone, there are six billion people. Is God like the old woman who lived in a shoe, who had so many children, she knew not what to do?
In Matthew 10:29-31, Jesus teaches about a God who attends the funeral of every sparrow. God cares about the details.
On one occasion God contacted a man named Ananias in Damascus, and said to him:
“Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight” (Acts 9:11-12).
That’s not bad for specifics: the name of God’s servant, Ananias; the name of the street he was to go to, “Straight”; the name of the owner of the house he was to go to, “Judas” (another Judas; not the one who betrayed Jesus); the name of the man who needed help, “Saul”; and the city he came from, “Tarsus.” And a final detail: “But remember, Ananias, you will be interrupting Saul during his devotions.”
Does God care? He cares for every detail. God counts the hairs of our head. God attends the funeral of every sparrow.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Can you think about one example in your life where God made it clear to you that he cares about the little things? Think of someone who needs to be encouraged that God cares for them. Share your story with that person.