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The Bald Truth about Fear Matthew 10:24-39

The Bald Truth about Fear

There are many things to fear; losing hair is not one of them.

At a Glance

Maybe Jesus is talking to a crowd and sees a bald guy and says, "The very hairs on your head are numbered." Haha. Today, bald dudes can go to an annual convention of fellow deforested friends in Morehead City, North Carolina. "Morehead." Get it? So why does Jesus make this comment about hair? Who except a bald guy would even think to count hairs or even split hairs? Truth is, Jesus isn't talking about hair; he's talking about fear.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Cold Nest Mothers," June 22, 2008, at

"Abald head is like heaven; there's no parting there!"

That's only one of dozens of one-line zingers about baldness, but that one and some of the others came to mind when we noticed that this Bible passage about the hairs of our head being numbered also includes Jesus' comment that "nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered." And we couldn't help but speculate that some of...

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