Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So donít be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.  

Matthew 10:29-31



This verse became especially meaningful to me during chemotherapy, last year, when my hair was falling out everywhere. Since grade school, I had had long hair, past my waist. So it was quite an adjustment to suddenly become bald! However, God showed me he knew EXACTLY where I was and what I was going through that evening, at a home fellowship, when a woman shared this scripture (above) with me. I went home that night and stood before the mirror, crying, "Jesus, I thought you had all of me!" I had given him my life 29 years before. I thought of the scripture that says a woman's hair is her glory. Now I knew my only glory would be in Him. I am just grateful he has preserved my life. I feel like I got an extension on life -- like Hezekiah, who when he got his death sentence turned his face to the wall and prayed. God, who is "no respecter of persons," said he would give him 15 more years.

Many thanks to those who have been praying for me and my son (who also had cancer a couple years ago). The fervent prayers of a righteous man are very effective. We serve a God of mercy.

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