GodReflection: Does God Care Specifically About Me?
Belief in God accompanied my infancy, childhood, teenage and college years. That belief has grown over my walk like the line on an up and down graph.
It has always been pretty much a given to believe in big picture Creator God.
But, does God the creator care specifically about me–a microscopic spec–in relation to His created earth, oceans and its solar system with an endless canopy of stars and galaxies.
I’ve experienced enough life bumps along my road that sometimes made it seemed more like He was watching stars and galaxies rather than my obstacle course.
Because of my background it wasn’t all that difficult to believe that God cared about mankind in general and more specifically about the body of people who gave Him allegiance.
I can’t prove it, but most likely the very first verse I memorized from my Bible was “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.”
As far back as I can remember, belief in God’s love for all humanity has accompanied me. I would have to admit there seemed certainly to be some exceptions like Booger Red the neighborhood bully.
In my mind, I’ve sometimes thought that the headline villains who accompanied each decade may have acted in ways to project themselves beyond God’s love. However, basically I bought into the pulpit affirmation that God loves all people. Red and yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight.
Ok, God wants salvation for all people but does that camp of millions of saved people receive God’s individual attention?
Am I just one of a number or does He care specifically about me and my day to day progress or the lack there of?
Does God know I wear white socks every day and that I part my hair on the right?
Does Father God know how I am dressed this morning? Can He pick me out of earth’s over-crowed billions?
And, within that crowd can I have the confidence that the arms of the Holy embrace me daily to empower my earth walk?
Within His care for the billions does He specifically care about me?
I am an “earthoholic.”
As a descendent of fallen humankind, I have far too much earth soil on my feet and far too little garden perfection in my walk.
Over the next series of posts, I want to suggest twelve steps that can raise my confidence level to the point of ardent belief that God does in fact care specifically about me.
I want to become less of an “earthoholic” and more addicted to the Holy.
I hope you will join me and invite others to read over my shoulder in hopes that together we can build our trust in the specificity of God’s care and helpfulness as we each walk along the path of our years on planet earth.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells