Are you someone that lost their hair early in life? Or perhaps you know of someone balding before their time. My dear hubby began his “thinning of hair” journey during college, his early 20’s. When I met him, in our 30s, he was bald on top, with just hair on the sides. Through the years, he has heard all the jokes and is pretty good natured about them, like when his best friend’s girlfriend, gave him a hat that read, “I wish you were hair.” He found the humor. AND Luckily, we live during a time where it’s popular that men shave their heads entirely, and we find this attractive. (well, I do!)
So I laughed this morning, when I read, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” and I yelled it out to my hubby, followed up with: “I don’t think you have long in this world, babe.” as he patted his last section of hairs and indicated they were strong and very secure.
I wonder if this is where the saying originated, indicating death is upon you: “When you’re number’s up, your number’s up.” Which reminded me of an 80’s new wave song, Lucky Number, that I just love and attached the video. It’s a fun one.
6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Luke 12: 6-7 (NKJV)
**accepting Christ is our key to security. God knows and cares for His own.
The world can be a dark place, choose to be the light and shine bright!
36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light. – Luke 11:36 (NKJV)
Do you have that friend or family member that always tries to get out of work? I remember as children, we were quick to point out if a sibling wasn’t pulling their weight in whatever chore at hand. And as high school students, we quickly complained if we were doing more work than another. We were huge on things being FAIR, or perceived as equal.
Interestingly, as we aged into adulthood, did we really get any better or more mature? Thinking of various places of employment, it’s always the same – there were always the worker bees, while others chatted and hung out. Can you guess which one I was?
And now, married and as a parent, I’m always in the kitchen preparing meals, washing dishes, between loads of laundry, etc. I recall just as we relocated from Southern CA to Central Oregon, and into our new home, my husband’s step-sister announced to everyone that Thanksgiving would be hosted by us. (we just moved into the new home in middle of Oct. – essentially living out of boxes still) but we said, “sure.” To avoid looking like the bad guy.
The day of, I was a nervous wreck ensuring we put on a proper holiday affair, and I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off…hahahah…So I completely identify with Martha when she asked Jesus to make Mary help her in the kitchen. Poor Martha is running around like mad to ensure to get food provided for their guests, be a good hostess, and Mary was just lounging with Jesus. Feed us woman.
38 As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. 39 She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. 40 But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.” 41 The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. 42 One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it – it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” – Luke 10:38-42
*The needs of the spirit are more important than the comfort of our body. To understand and obey Jesus’ teaching is better than all our busyness with earthly concerns.