THE WEEKLY WORD
Written by Pastor Sue Lynch
HE KNOWS YOU, AND WHERE YOU ARE
Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
In a world of rushing, pushing, hardly ever being noticed for good, there is One who never has you out of His sight. Jesus told us that the Father notices every little thing as well as the big things. Tell me, when is the last time you saw a sparrow fall, and when is the last time you took the time to stop and count the hairs that are on your head? Well, the Father in heaven knows even these. Jesus was giving us this illustration to let us know that God our heavenly Father is on the job every moment of every day. Even when things look out of control, when pain is upon you, when loved one’s turn from you, when everything looks so dark, our blessed Redeemer is very near: “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him” Nahum 1:7.
We must be careful not to let our emotions or minds tell us that God does not see or hear us, or care about our problems. Jesus can never lie, He is the Son of the Living God, He said the Father has His children always in His sight and it is so. The question about why we must suffer, or pass through hard times will be answered by the Father in good time. I tell you truthfully, many times our suffering and troubles are brought on by our own foolishness, or bitterness and unforgiveness. We must be careful not to blame the Father for our mis-fortunes. And when He allows us to fall into various kinds of trials and temptations, they are allowed by Him to help us grow strong in Him. It is in the hard times we must learn to trust Him. And by the way dear one, it is in the hard times that we will call on Him and learn just how near he really is.
This life is fleeting quickly, the eternal day is about to dawn for some of us. We will be going on to a bright and new world without any sickness, pain or suffering. The sun never sets over there, the wind cannot move us, the storms of life will be over. Eternal bliss and joy forever in the presence of the Son and the Father is about to dawn. Jesus is worth loving and serving on this side of heaven. Have you confessed to someone today that Jesus is your Lord?
Have you shared His salvation that He purchased on the cross for someone today? Are you walking by the Savior’s side and following in His footsteps? Remember dear one, true believers are those who are His disciples, a follower of Jesus Christ and His word. Don’t be ashamed of Him in this life; and He will not be ashamed to confess you before the Father in the next life: “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” Matthew 10: 32,33. Remember, He knows you, and where you are!