I lose a lot of hair daily.
Long, blonde strands are picked from the sink, the drain, the throw rugs, and my clothes, especially sweaters and my wool jacket. I quit wearing fleece because I ended up looking like a walking hairball.
Hair wraps around the vacuum cleaner roller and has to frequently be cut off. The vacuum cleaner is filled with hair. It used to gross out my MIL so much, she liked it when I combed my hair outside.
I always related it to my thyroid issues, but my Cosmetologist daughter reassured me it’s normal to lose hair. She quoted a cool statistic, which I promptly forgot in my panic over losing so much hair. I looked it up on the internet. The average person loses about 100 hairs a day.
It sounded like a lot, but I couldn’t accurately picture the size of a100 strand hairball.
I pulled out my hairbrush, the didn’t have the ambition to actually count them.
Besides, someone else is already doing that for me. No, not one of my kids, Someone else is in charge of hair counting.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
You might be wondering, “Doesn’t have the Lord have anything better to do than count stray hairs? Like conquering evil and healing and saving souls?”
He counts hairs for a people who have a hard time counting on His Word.
The people in Luke 12 were worried about persecution, protection, possessions and provision, the same problems people have today. The Lord was impressing upon them He knows and He cares about every detail of their lives, and He has the capacity to handle them all.
If He knows some unimportant details, don’t you think He knows the important details?
If He notices that stray hair hanging on your left shoulder, don’t you think He notices the weight of cares pressing down, as well?
If He can keep track of about 100,000 strands of hair on the heads of 7 billlion people, can He not manage the affairs of their hearts and souls, as well?
Instead of a cause for worry, losing hair can be a cause for praise. Each loose strand reminds us that our heavenly Father is counting them to remind us we can count on Him.
As quickly as we cast off stray hairs, we should cast off stray worries.
I Peter 5:7
Cast all your cares upon Him,
for He cares for you.
Your hairbrush is preaching a sermon. Are ya’ hearing it?