The God of Small Things

Do you ever find yourself wanting to ask God for something but believe that it is too small or insignificant to “bother” him about? I know I do.

But I’ve been a dad long enough to know how pleased I am when one of my children asks for my input about anything in their lives; even when they think they need to apologize about its seeming insignificance.

Our sun is approximately 864,938 miles in diameter (!), but is made up mostly of hydrogen atoms fusing two by two into helium. So how small is an atom? An atom is about a million times smaller than the thickest human hair.

These tiny atoms splitting are what makes our great sun what it is. So from the tiniest electron, to the largest red hyper-giant, God remains the Almighty mover & shaker.

Jesus made this very point when he asked, “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered”, Matthew’s gospel 10:29-30.

He’s waiting to hear from you, little sparrow, about the hairs on your head. Why not let him decide how important your concerns are? Just because you and I are small, and so often believe our troubles are too small to take to him, doesn’t mean that’s how he sees it. Like Isaiah said, his ways are not our ways.

Remember that Jesus is also the one who said, “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much”, Luke’s gospel 16:10. It seems obvious that God cares about the little things.

I would hate to think that I missed out on a conversation with one of my children because they thought their troubles too insignificant. Does it make sense that this fact makes me believe that God also wants to hear from us about our small things?

Besides, if what I take to him is smaller than I should concern myself with, asking him about it will open an opportunity for him to lead me to something bigger & better.

Never pass up an opportunity to take your small stuff to the one who takes care to split atoms and count hairs.