Friday, 29th January, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Matthew 10:30 KJV)
When we say, “God loves you,” what does that even mean to you? What is love? Love is that endearing value of a person that gives you a sense of his or her importance to you as the object of your favour. Therefore, that God loves you means you’re special and valuable to Him.
You’re so valuable to Him that He takes a record of even the hairs of your head. Jesus said every hair of your head is “numbered”; notice He didn’t say, “counted.” That means every strand of hair from your head has a code number from God; none of them falls off without Him recording it.
This is the care of God for each one of us. If you understand His love for you, all that crying and feeling sorry for yourself because of what you are going through, will be unnecessary. You’d give no room to selfishness and greed. He cares so much for you. He loves you personally, in particular.
1 Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” The word, “particular” is “meros” (Greek), which means individual parts, definite parts. The Amplified Classic version says, “Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].”
Ephesians 5:29 says, “For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church.” This is wonderful. With all the fear and discouragement in the world today, the Lord is bringing you this message as an indication of His love for you. He’s nourishing you through His Word to lift your spirit and strengthen your faith, because He cherishes you. You’re special to Him.
The Bible says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” (1 John 3:1). The word “bestowed” also means “lavished”; the Father has lavished His love on you. It’s love without limits. Glory to His Name forever!
"Righteous and loving Father, thank you for loving me with an everlasting love. Your arms of love are ever outstretched to embrace me, and your love for me is unconditional and eternal. I walk every day in, and with, the consciousness of your unfailing love, even as I’ve become a vent of your liquid love to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
1 John 3:1; 1 John 4:16; Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 8:35-38 TLB
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 20:17-34 & Exodus 16-17
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 10:34-42 & Genesis 29