Fresh Hope – Day 208

God cares about every detail of your life.

I don’t just mean the big stuff, and I don’t just mean the ‘God’ stuff, I mean every tiny detail.

God doesn’t compartmentalise your life into important and non-important things either, He’s passionate about every minute detail of your life.

It goes something like this…if it matters to you, it matters to Him.

If it concerns you, it concerns Him.

We are all prone to think that God is only concerned about all the major things, or at the other extreme, He’s not bothered about anything at all.

But take this verse in the Bible for instance…

Matthew 10:29-31 “What’s the price of a sparrow? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail -even numbering the hairs on your head!

Every insignificant detail He has time for…He even takes interest in your hair.

Now that’s what you call detail.

Two weeks ago our youngest son, Caleb, lost his expensive sunglasses at an event that we had held in our garden.

We searched the garden, the house and every other imaginable place several times.

Every few days we would have another look and ask ourselves how could they suddenly disappear?

On Sunday,  it was a beautiful sunny day when we arrived home from church and something amazing happened.

My wife went to the bedroom to get changed and for some reason started to pray about where the sunglasses might be. At the very same time, Caleb went to his room and felt compelled to pray about the very same thing.

I’m in the kitchen and at exactly the same time hear God speak to me and say ‘go now and look in the cloak room and you’ll find the lost sunglasses.’

Now remember, this is NOT a coordinated search party. None of us know what the other is doing.

As I kneel down in the cloakroom to look in my tool box (the one that Gillian continually tells me shouldn’t be in there), I glance round to find Caleb standing in the door way, asking what I’m doing on my knees, looking through my tool box of all places!

‘I’m looking for your sunglasses…God has told me to come in here and I’ll find them’…

… no sooner had he told me that he’d just prayed about them, he coolly reached down to where I was, and picked up the glasses, as if from nowhere. Found them!

Now I know they’re only sunglasses, albeit expensive ones, and I know that there are so many huge problems going on in the world right now that make this sound a non-event, but once again God just wanted to give all of us today a glimpse of how much He cares about the small stuff.

One of the greatest things that you should know about God today is that He cares…but even more amazing than that is He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Pastor Mark

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