Old Brick Reformed Church, Organized 1699

490 Route 520 • P.O. Box 153 • Marlboro, NJ 07746

Office Phone: (732) 946-8860 • Office Fax: (732) 946-9254

Secretary's Email: secretary@oldbrickchurch.orgInfo

Sunday Worship: 9:30AM

Teen Challenge

Message from the Pastor's Desk

Matthew 10: 30-31 Jesus said: "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

As a child do you ever remember participating in a guessing contest where you were asked to guess, for example, how many jellybeans were in a large jar full of jellybeans? I remember doing this once as a young child and my guess about the number of jellybeans in that jar wasn't even close. And, while we are thinking about such things; how many hairs do you think you have on top of your head? For some of us this may be a bit easier to venture a guess today than it may have been a few years ago, but even if your hair is "thinning" you'd probably agree, there's no way to calculate how many hairs we have on our head.

A while ago I was glancing through a magazine that included an article about the problem of hair loss and the article noted the following statistics: "If you have red hair, you have approximately 90,000 hairs on your head. If you have black hair, you have approximately 103,000 hairs on your head, Blonde hair, you have approximately 140,000 hairs on your head." Do you find those statistics interesting? Are you wondering, as I sure did, how in the world they came up with those figures? All I could envision was some poor soul spending his entire life with a tweezer in his hand counting, one by one, the hair on people's heads.

While these statistics aren't going to alter the course of world history, I do find them fascinating because of what Jesus told us in the verse I included above. Jesus tells us that God has numbered each hair on our head; not a single hair can fall from our head without God being aware of it. That fact should astonish us all. God knows us so very well; he knows exactly how many hairs are on your head and mine. Your hair could be black, red, blonde, or brown; you may have green or purple hair, (many do these days you know); it doesn't matter to God. God's numbered each hair on your head. That's how well He knows you and it proves how much God cares about you.

And there's something else. Because God knows you that well; God knows all the other things going on in your life too. He knows the personal problems you face. He knows if your heart is full of sorrow or pain. He knows the burdens you bear and the fears you face. God knows it all. And, a God like that can be trusted. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us: "Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you."

Don't ever go up against God in a guessing contest about jellybeans, the hairs on your head, or about life. No one knows more about these things than God. Place your life in his tender care.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor George Kaden

Reformed Church
In America
RCA The Reformed Church in America is a fellowship of congregations called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be the very presence of Jesus Christ in the world.


Old Brick Church Announcements

Between The Bricks
Between The Bricks Newsletter This newsletter, published for the members of the Old Brick Reformed Church, is the mortar that binds us together, and helps us to minister as a vital congregation of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

September/October Issue 

From The Consistory

My School Preschool

Find current information from The Consistory.

From The Vice President

Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Come join us for worship.

Driving Directions 



Follow Us @brick.church.98 on Facebook Follow Us @OBRC1699 on Twitter