Monday, March 21, 2011

He numbered my hair, so what?

Written on Oct. 14, 2008

Our Dgroup fellowship lasted until 1030pm yesterday.  For several months now, the Lord has always provided a shuttle for us every Tuesday night except last night. I was craving for Dunkin’ Donut’s BLT over hot choco or coffee so we decided to ride a non-aircon bus from Megamall going to Cubao and look for a Dunkin Donut outlet there. As Alvin and I boarded the bus, it took a few seconds for us to decide where to sit.  There are a lot of vacant seats at the back but we chose to stay at a crowded part in front of the bus which we don’t normally do.

As we sat, a group of teens went inside too and after them came 4 rugged, stocky looking men.  They all sat at the back.  The next thing we knew, there was already a commotion at the back and the 4 men alighted the bus in haste.  One of the teenagers shouted, “wallet ko”.  We then knew that the 4 men were robbers.
There was a stretch from Megamall to Cubao where these men could have had the chance to get all our belongings but they were able to get just one wallet. Alvin and I praised God because no one was hurt.
I remember the story of the 4 leprous men who discovered an empty Syrian camp. “For the Lord has caused the army of the Arameans to hear a sound of chariot and  a sound of horses, even the sound of a great army…” so they fled for their lives. (2 Kings 7:3-8) I know we could have been victims of a holdup last night but the Lord did something to make these men flee in haste.

In my quiet time yesterday afternoon, the Lord led me to this verse. “But the hairs of the your head are numbered…” (Mt. 10:30).  If God cares for trivial things- like the hair on my head … how much more will He care for more important things - like our safety.

Some burdens are heavy and some burdens are light.  Some needs are difficult to meet but some are there at a snap of a finger.  But for our God, nothing really is difficult … nothing is too heavy…nothing is too big.
Psalm 121:2-3 says, “My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth…He who keeps you will not slumber”.  Even our safety is a grace from the Lord. Our God doesn’t sleep! He watches over His children 24/7!  Nothing escapes His sight. There is nothing that surprises Him. That is why we have nothing to fear for our protection comes from the Maker of heaven and earth.

My prayer:
Sovereign God, thank you for your protection. Thank you Lord for covering us with your pinions and watching over us. Thank you for caring even for the little things in our lives.  Help us always live in confidence of Your nature - You are the maker of heaven and earth - and nothing is too difficult for you.  All glory and honor are Yours, in Jesus name. Amen.

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