Luke 12:7  “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Don’t be afraid;  you are worth more than many sparrows.”

That verse has taken on a whole new meaning for me today.  Let’s just say there are way less follicles to count.  My hair is now leaving in clumps.  It’s pretty disturbing.  I’m going to look like I have the mange before long.

The Scripture says, “Don’t be afraid.”  My first though is, “Easy for you to say.”  I really thought I’d be handling this better, but in all honesty, I’m terrified.  I feel a certain responsibility to get through this well especially for the sake of others.  I’ve got to pull it together so my children don’t go over the edge in despair.  Also, my friends and family are watching me to get their cues on how to respond.

This leaves me only one option.  Look to God.  I’m not going to make it unless I keep my eyes on my Heavenly Father.  He knows me intimately and still loves me- even likes me.  He’s not numbering the hairs on my head to determine if I have enough to be of value.  He’s counting because every detail of me is valuable to Him.  God cares about my individual hairs.  Isn’t that amazing?

As my incessant shedding continues, I know it’s going to be a difficult day.  I also know it will be okay.  My little trash can is quite full of hair, but then…who’s counting?  God is, that’s who!  And you know what?  I’m counting on God, too!

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