God’s world is very big, but He works at a very detailed level in all of the things that are around us. His complexity is amazing if you pause to ponder, stop to study. Don’t blink, you might miss it.
The rain has been drizzling down on us the past few days, sometimes even by the bucketful. Is it not funny how we attempt to describe God’s activities in human terms like “bucketful”? We compare the brilliance in the sky of a vast sunset as something God has “painted for us”, as if He were sitting on a stool with an easel, paintbrush in hand. Our feeble minds can’t conceive the manner in which He could place or scatter things all around us any way He wishes.
He decorated our leaves yesterday. I reckon He’s probably done it lots of times and I’ve just not been paying attention. Like many of the little things in life such as a child’s hug, a nice gesture from a friend, an unexpected card in the mail or a cool breeze on a hot day.
Oh, yes, back to the leaf decorating. Hundreds of droplets of water, like pearls elegantly arrayed on a wedding gown. All shapes and sizes, placed there by the Creator of Creation, thought out in vivid detail long before my arrival on the earth. How many times has He decorated a leaf, just waiting to add it to the bouquet perfectly displayed for us across the whole tree, against the backdrop of an entire forest. Yet we don’t stop to notice.
He is good. In fact, one of the miracles He continues to accomplish, just when you least expect it, is the transformed life of a lost sinner.
I’m glad He came in and changed mine.
Written by David Steen, with God smiling, October 13, 2014.
(Artwork provided by God, pictures taken by me)