God Loves and Can Appreciate Small Things
By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, Editor FaithInspires.Org
When we think of God we are used to thinking in immense, bigger than life terms. We are used to the parting of the Red Sea. We are used to the story of Noah, where God flooded the entire world all at once. However it is God’s quality of being everywhere, all the time that allows him to attend to even the smallest of things. God in fact loves small things, and appreciates them greatly.
Consider first the words of Zecariah 4:10, “ Those who despise a time of little things will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbablel’s hand. These are the seven eyes of the Lord surveying the entire Earth.” So we see hear that God always has time for small things. The verse goes on to tell us that we will rejoice over small things.
Now combine this with the words we find at Matthew 10:30, ( a very similar verse is found at Luke 12:7) “ But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.” How amazing is this ? When we brushed or combed our hair this morning we probably lost hairs. None of us could probably tell you for sure. But God knows. Not only does God know, we lost hairs, he knows which ones ! The more amazing thing is he knows this information for every head among the 8 billion+ people on Earth. Are we to wow yet ?
Scripture also tells us that God can work with, and help grow even the smallest quantity of faith. We learn this in Luke 17:6 which tells us, “ And the Lord said ‘ If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, be uprooted and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.’ Anybody that has cooked with it can tell you that a mustard seed is a very small seed. So small that a single one is barely visible. So no matter how small your faith is, if you are sincere in your faith, God can make a beginning and great things from it.
B.B. Warfield was a highly respected theology professor at Princeton university in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He had this to say “ In the infinite wisdom of the Lord of all the Earth, each event falls with exact precision into its proper place in the unfolding of his divine plan. Nothing however small, however strange, occurs without his ordering…” So nothing that happens in our life is too small or unimportant to warrant God’s notice, or if we allow him, his direct action.
As we have seen no action is too small for God. No thing is too small for God. No faith is too small for God to work with. No event in our lives is so small as to escape his attention. This gives us not just for reasons, but four categories of reasons to know and believe that God loves, and can appreciate small things.