Usually, I love writing these posts and sharing a little of my life with you. But this week I received a post from a lady called Jennifer which touched my heart. It sang to me – and I wrote to her and asked if I could use some of it for this post. She graciously agreed. Thank you, Jennifer. You can see the whole post on her own blog entitled Feeding on Jesus. I pray her words of wisdom will bless you as they have me.
The Scripture she uses is Hebrews 1:3 : The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with His powerful word, and she goes on to speak about God’s intimate involvement in His creation.
“Everything, absolutely everything, that is happening this very second is under His careful guidance and orchestration. He is intimately involved. He literally meant it that not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from the knowledge of the Father. Not a one.
When a rainbow spreads across the sky and lifts your heart, that is not just a happenstance phenomenon involving drops of precipitation and the refraction of sunbeams. Daddy was entirely intentional about painting it there for you. He wanted to gladden your heart and catch another glimpse of your stunning smile.
When that dainty little bird sings cheerfully outside your window, greeting the new day, it’s because He sent her. Her lovely melody is His serenade for the one He cherishes… you.
When that colorful wildflower nods up at you from the side of the path, He planted it there on purpose for you. He’s hoping you will notice, and revel in His affection.
When the breeze caresses your face, that’s Him too. He’s loving on you. Look up and smile back into His eyes. You don’t know how much you steal His heart when you do.
Yes. He is supervising and sustaining every detail of the world around you with perfect care. Nothing ever escapes His attentiveness. So think about it:
If He can manage creation so masterfully as to assure that each stalk of grass, across endless miles, on every single continent, is growing in the right place… how much more will He lovingly work out your personal, emotional, and spiritual growth as you lean into Him?
If He employs enough wisdom and watchfulness to make sure the deer, hidden away in the depths of the forest, gives birth at just the right moment … how much more will He orchestrate for you the next vital step in your path … at exactly the right time?
If the Lover of your soul has enough energy and attention to hold the entire universe together … how much more will He hold you together, precious one? If you are the one He shed every last drop of His blood for? If you are the one He dreamed of for all of eternity?
“So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than [these]!” (Matt. 10:31, GNT).”
May God bless you this week as you meditate on these words of wisdom – and may you see His love in the small things that surround you.