An Ever Present Love // 永不離開的愛
「連頭髮也數過」這句話真正的意思是什麼呢？ What does “the very hairs of your head are all numbered” really mean?
今天早上，我又重複做自己每一天睡醒必做的其中一件事，就是梳理神給予我代表著榮耀的一把頭髮 (箴言16:31) 。當髮絲隨著梳子掉下來時，我才醒覺這句話更深的含意。衪說：「就是你們的頭髮，也都被數過了。」我自己也不理會何時掉了多少根頭髮，長了多少根頭髮 (我猜我根本無從入手) ，但衪卻可以無時無刻地說出我們有多少根頭髮，這可不正是衪無時無刻也在我們身旁？這是何等甜密的一種關係呢！
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7)
What does “the very hairs of your head are all numbered” really mean? Initially the thought that came to mind was “God is the most powerful in the universe”, otherwise how would He know how many hairs we have? We who know our bodies best don’t even know!
Then I got to know Him better, going deeper into the Word, this saying extended from head knowledge to a heartfelt experience of God’s love. His love is so great that He would count every one of our hairs.
This morning I did one of the things that I do every morning: combing my hair (Proverbs 16:31). When strands of hair would fall off with every comb I realized the deeper meaning of this saying. He said, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” When I don’t even know how many hairs I have lost, or how many have grown (I guess I don’t even know where to start), He can tell us how many hairs we have at any given time. Is this not His presence with us at all times? How sweet is this intimate relationship!
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Heavenly Father, I love you, but never as much as You love me.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5)
I learnt a Hebrew word: Yada. It means to know and be intimate. I hope that everyone can come to know their hair as a symbol of God’s intimacy with us.