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January 29, 2014

God is in the details

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryan Best @ 6:14 pm

Every so often I hear or read debate or conversation about whether God cares about a certain thing. Does God care about football team x winning?  Does He care about a teenagers’s algebra test?  Does he care that I become more skilled at my profession? Does he care about my family saving money to get to Disneyland?

I know that our Father in Heaven and His Son both know and care about intimate details of our lives. They often bless us with small wonders and mercies, even though we are not looking for them and may not notice them. I’ll give you an example that happened to me.

I have a fairly regular pattern of exercising on weekday mornings at a gym on the way to work. (Let’s leave discussion of results from that exercise to another forum). I have a bag for clothes and I place my stuff in a locker, then come back and clean up for my work day. As i dress and leave, I frequently forget to remove my combination lock from the locker handle and attach it to my bag.  I never realize I have forgotten to do this until I come back the next day and see that my lock is not attached to my bag. I suppose I am getting old or stressed or preoccupied. But here is the small miracle: the lock is always hanging on the locker or sitting nearby. This has happened at least 20 times in the last year.  That is too many to be a coincidence. I would expect someone to have thrown it away before 20 instances passed.

Now, it would not be a big deal to lose a cheap combination lock. $7 item. Even if you added it up, from each instance, it is not a world shaking amount.  But I feel that God has looked after me in this small thing. It has saved me some expense and kept my other belongings safe while I exercised. It is a small thing that shows me that God cares for me and knows me.

So while He may not care about which group wins a sporting contest, I know He cares about the people involved. I know he cares about you and the details of your lives.

 By: Mark Robins

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