We all love to hear our names spoken out loud. Every person who works in sales who’s worth a dime knows how important it is to remember people’s names. The more they can remember about their customer’s life, the better the relationship (and probably the greater the sales). You get points for asking about spouse, children, and personal achievements. Remembering a birthday is a home run.
But that knowledge is still pretty superficial. Jesus Christ, your Savior, wants you to know the scale of the passion and depth of the attention that God pays to his children. He makes it his business to know everything about you. Why go to such extreme lengths? Because he cares so much for you. So what’s included in “everything”? “Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30). Unbelievable! God has both the capacity and the interest to keep that kind of data.
The important conclusion is not that God wastes his divine time on nonessential trivia like hair follicles. What that means is that he sees all of your struggles, hears all of your prayers, feels all of your pain, tracks all of your health issues, senses all your fears, claps for all of your triumphs, grieves with you in every setback, beams a smile on all your acts of generosity, and tracks every minute of your life until you are safe in his arms.
Now that is what I call impressive attention to detail.