Regarding the Small

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)

One thought on “Regarding the Small”

  1. I love this! And may I comment on one detail of your “order “ of the page since you asked for feedback ? ! 🙄 I love when you begin with the scripture. Sometimes when it is the commentary first it is hard to get into it right away. But the scripture verse I think helps the reader focus and then be open to the commentary. Does that make sense? Not that you have to follow my advice – but I find that I am likely on busy days to stop to read through when it begins with Scripture. Just my thoughts!

    I am amazed at how consistent you are and of God’s powerful words through you. Praying he continues to use you in this wonderful work my friend ! Xoxo



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