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Saturday, February 23, 2013

In the little things…

He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
Deuteronomy 32:4 (NIV)

My husband and I were scrambling to make a morning train. He’s gotten a bit spoiled with me not working; he could drive himself to the station, but I think he enjoys our spending time together (I know I do). We missed catching it at the station in town, but we live in a bedroom community of the City-there are many ways to get in. We raced past the second station to the third, and he dashed up the stairs to the platform, just ahead of the train. I asked him if he wanted me to stand by, instantly panicking because I had to get back to get the children to school on time. Instead of defaulting to panic, I offered a prayer of Thanksgiving for all the blessings in the day to come (this is new for me, but I like it…I really like it…). I thanked God for being in control, for my surrender, and yielded every plan or opportunity I might come across in the day to Him, in advance. And then I said thank you. I slowly watched the train pull away from the station, calculating the time it would take me to get back to the house, hoping the children were ready to go when I pulled up. As I began typing a text to my beloved subtly inquiring whether he’d made the train, my cell phone rang. He was calling me, from the train, to say “thanks.” 
God shows up in the
little things to remind us
that to Him, all our things
are little things.

My prayer was being answered as I offered it, and that is the moment I understood. God shows up in the little things to remind us that to Him, all our things are little things.  I needed reminding, because lately I’ve been feeling a little isolated. It’s not unusual…I am still learning to exist openly in community. I’m not the only one.

As Moses prepares to leave the children of Israel, he is reminding them of the goodness, the faithfulness, the immutable perfection of God. From Matthew Henry’s concise commentary of the Bible,
"He is a Rock." This is the first time God is called so in Scripture. The expression denotes that the Divine power, faithfulness, and love, as revealed in Christ and the gospel, form a foundation which cannot be changed or moved, on which we may build our hopes of happiness. And under his protection we may find refuge from all our enemies, and in all our troubles; as the rocks in those countries sheltered from the burning rays of the sun, and from tempests, or were fortresses from the enemy. "His work is perfect:" that of redemption and salvation, in which there is a display of all the Divine perfection, complete in all its parts. All God's dealings with his creatures are regulated by wisdom which cannot err, and perfect justice. He is indeed just and right; he takes care that none shall lose by him.

He is The Rock. He is my Rock. His Work is Perfect, and though I am small and all of my biggest things are small in His Sight, yet He Cares for me. 

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