Friday, July 9, 2010
The God of Little and Big
I am always surprised when the Lord reveals His intimate involvement in the seemingly mundane moments of my seemingly unimportant little life. For example, last week I noticed Queen Anne's lace has burst into bloom along our roadside ditches and in the pastures. I picked a single blossom and placed it in a bud vase on my kitchen table. Intrigued by the intricacy of the stems and the many tiny blooms that make up a single flower, I photographed the blossom from the underside (above).
On Wednesday evening I took a half price off coupon and headed to a little shop near my home that offers items of surprising variety and beauty for a small town store. I found the print pictured below and was delighted to bring it home. I hung it over the mantle in my living room.
I think we underestimate the degree to which God's love and involvement extend to every facet of our lives. I am not, so far as I know, accomplishing great things for the Kingdom of God this summer, but rather I am immersed in the ordinary duties of my ordinary days. I am humbled and thankful to be shown that the Lord is present with me whether I'm picking a wildflower by the roadside or am involved in activities that I would judge as being more important.
Scripture: "...God is with you in everything you do." (Genesis 21:22)