Tuesday, April 19, 2016

God's Care

Hello everyone!

Recently my family received a call that my sister wasn't doing to well. We gathered on our back porch and discussed the details and then we bowed our heads to pray. 
I had been working outside and had found a slug behind some old siding. As I sat and semi-dismally watched this slug leave it's gooey, slimy trail along my hand, listening to my dad as he prayed (Yes, I wasn't closing my eyes through the whole prayer :)), A thought suddenly struck me: God sees and cares for this little slug. And if God sees and cares for this slug, small and insignificant as it may be, how much more does He see and care for my sister in her troubles?  

I was surprised to find the slug in the same spot nearly a week later! 
According to the NLT version of Ephesians 2:10, we are 'God's masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things that He prepared for us long ago.'  We are God's masterpiece. Humans are the only creations that are specifically created in His image (Gen. 1). We are special to Him. 

If God still watches out for, provides for, cares for His minute creations, how much more does He care for and watch out for us, His masterpieces, whom He created in His own image, whom He created to love Him and be loved by Him, to serve Him, to have a way undeserved relationship with Him? 

If you are feeling lonely, discouraged, unloved and uncared for, know that God cares for you. God is watching out for you, and loving you no less than when He first created you and when He died for you. Know that you are special to Him, and His thoughts toward you are more in number than the sands of the sea (Ps. 139:17-18). In fact, read the whole chapter of Psalm 139. It tells about just how special you are to Him; how much He cares for and watches out for you. 

"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. " Matthew 10:29-31

Julia <3
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