Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It does matter.

Matthew 10:29-31
What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 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. 

Recently, a friend of mine lost her wallet.  It wasn't a huge deal, but it was enough to make life much more difficult for her than it would normally be... all of her identification was in the wallet: credit cards, student IDs, driver's license, social security number, and more.  Another friend and I helped her search, but it was no use.  The wallet was nowhere to be found.  The friend who was helping us search for the item said aloud, "Let's pray for God to help us find your wallet."  Frustrated from the search, our friend blew her off and said, "God doesn't care about whether or not I find my wallet." 

I don't think she realizes to this day how wrong she was.

God may not care about the wallet itself.  It's only an object.  On its own, it doesn't mean anything.  However, it meant something to its owner.  It was valuable to my friend, to a child of God.  Losing the wallet meant that she was going to have to struggle and spend hours at the DMV and the school offices trying to obtain new ID cards.  Losing that wallet hurt her and frustrated her.  God knew the emotions and struggles that were being caused by the loss of my friend's wallet.  And He cared.

The Lord cares about the little things in your life.  When a sparrow falls, He knows.  He cares.

If He has numbered the hairs on your head, if He cherishes you as His precious treasure, if you are the apple of His eye, then surely the things that happen in your life that bring tears to your eyes, that cause your heart to ache, that hurt you even a little, matter to God.

Don't be afraid to talk to Him about the little things.  Your heavenly Father cares about more than just the big picture.  He wants to be a part of your life.  Relationships are all about the little things. 

Never forget that you matter to Him.  The things in your life are important in His eyes because you are important to God. 

You matter.

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