"If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look 'little' or 'big'." –Elisabeth Elliot
Corinthians 12: 18-26
“But in fact, God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment.
But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
Luke 12: 6-8
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. ‘I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.’”
Dear God, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen, small and big, significant or insignificant (by our standards): help us this day to appreciate the smaller blessings of life. Give us spiritual boldness to trust that you speak to us even through seemingly insignificant things. Grant us the clairvoyance to detect your hand and feel your spirit in our daily lives. We are putting our trust in you! Amen.