Today, I was home with my son Bennett who was sick. He is my snuggler, my thinker and my questioner. He likes to ask those big questions like Why did God make the sky blue?, When will I get to see Grandma Margaret again (she passed away in Dec 2006)? How come people have to get divorced?, etc. Today I got another one of those questions. Bennett asked, How does God count all the hairs on my head?

Recently I had taught the kids that come to our After School Jams program at our church about God knowing each of us before we were born, how he created us, made us, and has plans for each one of us. We taught the kids that in God’s eyes were are all superstars and as long as we have God in our lives, we are rich. We talked about the following Bible verses with the kids…

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”
Luke 12:7 “Why even the hairs on your head are all numbered.”
Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.”

So, now nearly 3 weeks later, my son asks, how did God count the hairs on his head. I just answered, only God knows and hopefully someday we will know all the answers, but until then, we just need to know that God made us and we are special to him. I hope that was enough for him to ponder, at least until the next question.
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  1. Monica d. Clay on July 14, 2022 at 11:19 am

    This is beautiful. I woke this morning with God speaking to me 3 words. Relational,foundational, and conditional. Luke 12:7 is what I gathered for a short message for the homeless ministry tomorrow. God has always planned a relationship with us! I’m so excited that this was here as a confirmation today! God bless you and your baby!!❤️‍🩹

    • Stacie on July 14, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      Wow! Monica, thank you. I wrote this years ago and this child is now 21! I loved rereading this post this morning.

  2. Goddy on April 30, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Our hair are all (coded) by God. We can hide from humans but not from God no matter how long he knows.
    But humans thinks they can manipulate God. But we are only deceiving ourselves. This I think is very fair.

  3. Baruch on July 9, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Our daughter-in-law is 16 weeks pregnant with baby #3 and I just read the following: “On your baby’s scalp, hair follicles are forming a pattern that will remain for life. This patterning sets the stage for how your baby’s hair will grow. New hair follicles don’t form after birth, so babies are born with all the hair follicles they’ll ever have.” It therefore stands to reason why God, who creates and knits us together in our mother’s womb, would know the number of hairs on our head. I can’t stop praising God for we are indeed wonderfully made.

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