9,000,000,000 and 100,000. Those are some big numbers. One of them is the average number of hairs on the human head. The other is the amount of revenue generated by the National Football League (NFL) each year. You can probably guess which is which. Right now NFL owners and players are negotiating who gets how much of the $9 Billion. The negotiations are actually much more complex, and I don't pretend to understand it all. I just know it's not going very well. I understand that investors want a good return on their money and workers want a fair wage and benefits, but when the pie is that big, it seems like whatever size piece you get is more than enough. (For example, it takes Tom Brady less than one complete pass to earn what I do in one year).
The other number is a bit more manageable. With some shampoo and a hairbrush you take care of your 100,000 hairs without giving too much thought to how many there are. A few of them go down the drain; you don't think anything of it. Interesting to know that something so insignificant that we'll wash it down the drain is known by God. He knows the number of hairs on your head and on the head of every other person in the world. That's over 690 TRILLION hairs God is keeping track of right now. And if he's got that in his hands, how much more the people those hairs belong to?
So you can chase your piece of the pie or entrust your life to the hands of God who knows the number of hairs on your head. Which is it for you?
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