Numbers are important. Just ask my kids. Each season they lobby their caches to wear a specific number on their uniform. This means something to them. It’s “their” number.
What’s so special about a particular number? According to my kids- it makes them feel unique…distinctive. Out of a crowd of kids on a basketball court, baseball diamond or soccer field- they take comfort in having their favorite number. It’s the same number every game, every season. It helps them stand out in a crowd.
Don’t we all worry about that? We often times feel like we are lost in the masses. Forgotten. Just one of a multitude of people on this earth. We long for personal attention, yet can feel alone even in crowded workplaces and busy streets.
Jesus longs to know us and wishes to have a personal relationship with each one of us.
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
Our lives are of essential interest to God.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
We are not just a number. We are so unique…so special to God that even the hairs of our head are numbered. He knows everything about us and- despite our flaws- loves us anyway.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
You are loved…no matter what number you wear.
God bless you and keep you.