“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.” “For who has despised the day of small things?” Psalm 104:24-25; Zechariah 4:10
Walking the beach yesterday morning, I prayed through several situations and thought through my day and upcoming week, hoofing it in mind and foot at an energetic clip. My sights were ahead and beyond where I actually was. I needed to turn around because of time, and then I saw the first one: a perfect coin-sized sand dollar before me on the smooth, surf-firmed surface. I picked it up, then another, then another. Each was distinct in shade and miniature size, resting on a shell, or half-buried in the sand, or drying white in the early sun. Within minutes, because I looked, I’d found dozens, God’s tiny treasures that my distracted thinking and speed would have caused me to overlook had I not adjusted my focus. O, Lord, how much do I miss?
“ Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:26,28-29
When I regard the small, Lord, You remind me You are great. This is the day You have made, may I rejoice and be glad in it. May I look for and savor the small things, and savor You above all. (Psalm 118:24)