The Wonders Of God
The Wonders Of God
Stephen A. Peterson
Mel Logan, my across the street neighbor, and I were watching the gathering dusk of an Oklahoma evening as we sat in lawn chairs on my front lawn. We were talking over things, as good friends generally do. I told him about some of my mistakes and minor annoyances of the past few weeks. The lawn mower was acting up, I, by mistake, pulled up plants from my wife’s vegetable garden thinking they were weeds and I took shots with my BB Gun at several noisy cats meowing on the east side of my house (no cats were injured but they kept away from around my house).
“Silly as it sounds,” I stated, “I pray about things like these.” Then I grimaced, “God must think I’m a pain in His sacred Head to bother Him with such minor details.”
Just then, a yellow winged butterfly fluttered down to land on my soda pop can to, I would imagine, enjoy the taste of 7 Up.
Mel eased from his lawn chair, and with his cupped hands, swiftly captured the butterfly, then lifted his hands to send the little intruder on her or his way. I watched him brush away dust from his hands.
“Hum! These butterflies leave some of their wings on your hands if you touch them,” said Mel.
“That’s pollen and/or thousands of microscopic butterfly feathers that cover their wings. Their wings are designed the way they are to pollinate trees, flowers, vegetables and other plants life,” I said.
Mel looked at me then said, “Fascinating!” It seems that God is on top of even the smallest details. Wow! That’s really something!”
And my neighbor is correct. He reminded me and everyone else that God even takes care of the smallest needs of a butterfly and the smallest of needs for humankind as well.
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Yes... He watches over the little sparrows... :::smile::: and He cares about the tiniest details of our lives. Whatever you do, working in the garden, sitting at a meal with family, combing your hair, or cleaning your fingernails, as the Word says, "Do so as unto the Lord." He cares about it all. He wants to be all up in the middle of our everything, not just have us run to Him for the big stuff. Thank you for such a gentle reminder to draw near to Him at all times.