The Little Things

Do not look too far for you will see nothing. – Dejan Stojanovic

I have heard it said, God is in the little things. Today, I was a witness to this truth of, God in the little things. On my drive to work, it began to snow – I became all dizzy, vertigo. I wondered if I should turn around, go back home, call in, and take a personal day. But, that isn’t me at all! I pressed on. I went to work. Was just a few minutes late for a meeting – had to drive slow, plus traffic. Thank heavens I wasn’t the only one! Closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and thanked my Father above.

Two of three clients confirmed, one asked me not to come – God is in the little things! It’s Friday after all. No matter what the mood, atmosphere, place, when you have a baby in your arms, all your cares seem to fade away. Very few homes, very few clients will I hold their babies… I have my reasons. I’m not even sure how it happened! But, there I was, two for two, baby in arms. Not sure if I soothed them, or they soothed me.

Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Holding their little bodies, their tiny fingers wrapped around my own, I realized what a sure miracle each life is! One I fear I haven’t acknowledged in quite some time. For the mother who is tired, overwhelmed, exhausted, needing a break – I have been there before… Remember the miracle with whom you have been blessed. God is in the little things – the sleepless nights and the indiscernible cries. These days don’t last forever, enjoy them while they’re here.

I thought of my own children living and the ones I lost. Tears stung my eyes and threatened to fall. Five years laterDo you ever fully recover? “God is in the little things,” I think, as I see a little one yawn. I am so very proud of my own three, blossoming into such wonderful young adults. I don’t know how this came to be, with my and their dad’s many faults. But, between me, their dad and his wife, I pray we’re raising them right. Giving them a good example of what it is to love, what it means to honor God, what it means to give. One of my best lessons to date is still “when you love you give.” God is in your gift, He’s in your giving, He’s in your heart. He’s in our ups, our downs, highs and lows. But most of all, what I find matters most, God is in the little things.

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