“And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows” (Luke 12:17).
It’s a normal activity in the village for kids to be called out to chase a rooster for a festival meal. Once picked chicken slaughtering is a slow process, where after chopping off the neck, feathers are plucked out one after the other, before the bird is ready for cooking. It’s amazing what a ton of feathers each bird carries and one can only shave them off the body so fast. So when Christ pointed out, “And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” ( Mathew 10:31-32), it was a very deep observation.
Two things can happen to any believer. Once in a while some people may feel that their matter is too insignificant for God to care. There are those who cannot imagine that their prayer requests can also carry weight compared to others that seem more weighter. Yet here we see that our God values each one of us as individuals, so important that he likens us to “all the hairs on our head” being numbered singularity! Isn’t that something? In brief, in God’s kingdom there are no such things as insignificant prayers or a life that does not count.
Only the devil can deceive you that your matter which weighs heavily on you is trivial in the eyes of God. There is nothing as such. If something counts on you so much; so it equally matters with God. Therefore, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God’ ( Phillipians 4:6).
Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I come to you with a matter that I know is just as important to you for your deliverance, this I pray in Jesus’s name.