I'm getting ready to head outside and tackle the weeds in my front yard landscaping.
Sometimes task like this seem like things far from God's view when I think of great works being done all over the world in His name.
I may have even headed outside today not really thinking that God would have any part in my morning except for the fact that yesterday someone sent me a picture that has simply taken my breath away!
I love hearts!
I love finding them in the most unexpected places.
On Facebook, if you are my friend, you have probably noticed that others are finding hearts too.
Well, yesterday, one of my mom's friends from my hometown sent me a photo that has revolutionized my way of looking at every aspect of this world!
This is beach sand magnified 250 times!!
Here are a few more photos I found of magnified sand!
When I posted the picture on Facebook sent to me, one of my friends commented that this reminded her of what she had learned about grain pollen.
And I went searching the Internet again!
Who knew chickweed pollen was so intricately designed?
And look at cucumber pollen grain!
This pollen grain is from the Artemesia plant!
I don't know about you, but these photos affect me deeply.
I love knowing that this world was created by Someone who cared enough about the tiny details of this world to place beauty and form into things unseen by our human eyes.
We never would have known that sand or pollen was any more or less than what it is by simply seeing it covering a shore or our patio table.
But God still took the time to place beauty in the unseen.
That's powerful to me.
Because if I believe that He cared enough to do these beautiful things to grains of sand and pollen, then I can know with extreme confidence that He is extremely involved in your life and mine (who are created in His very image) as we go about the big and little things in life.
He knit us together in our mother's wombs. (Psalm 139:13)
Knitting requires concentration, effort, and a design plan.
You, my friend, have a purpose today.
Big or small.
It doesn't matter.
Don't waste today thinking that you are insignificant, unqualified, unnoticed, or unnecessary.
God designed you for His glory.
Take pride in His creation called YOU and open your eyes to all the wonders around you.
HE IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!
He shows up in hearts on spider webs, crosses in shadows, pennies in cracks of pavement, and on and on.........
I love seeing how God shows up in your lives!
My faith is strengthened when I see God working in my life and in yours.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
This is what the ancients were commended for.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command,
so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Abraham, Moses, and all the other men and women who lived during Bible times did not have the microscopic photos of sand and pollen,
yet they still had faith in a God who had a plan and a purpose for their lives.
I'm praying you believe even more today in a God who works in big ways and in small ways to draw us all closer to Him.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.