For the Lord of all will not stand in awe of anyone,
or show deference to greatness;
because he himself made both small and great,
and he takes thought for all alike.
Is our God too small?
“Too” can mean in English, “also.” So yes, our God is too small. As Solomon says God created the great and the small and is not more impressed with the great than the small. God’s love is a constant in the universe, even for the tiniest of things. Nothing is too small for God and everything is also small for the Creator of all.
One of the effects of the several surgeries, cancer and chemo which I have experienced over the past two years is that my world has shrunk in many ways. Obviously planet earth has not grown smaller, but the part of it in which I participate has decreased in size. I go on photo safaris very seldom these days. When on those rare occasions I do go, it seldom is beyond the county I reside in. And I tend to be paying attention to the small things.
I am not as steady as I used to be so getting macro photos becomes trickier as I don’t haul along a tripod. But I do so appreciate and enjoy what I am able to see. God makes things so beautiful – even that which is close and tiny.
I thought I would celebrate the little, the tiny and the small in this blog, giving thanks to God for all things. It is amazing how small things can so attract one’s attention or jump into one’s vision. Especially true if one is being attentive to the little things in life – if one has the eyes to see, the tiniest things can be captivating and even fill one’s eyes.
“Better is a little with the fear of the LORD
than great treasure and trouble with it.” (Proverbs 15:16)
“… one who despises small things will fail little by little.” (Sirach 19:1)
“The bee is small among flying creatures,
but what it produces is the best of sweet things.” (Sirach 11:3)
“Praise our God,
all you his servants,
and all who fear him,
small and great.” (Revelation 19:5)
People ask me frequently if I’m doing “better.” I always have to consider how to answer that. A “little.” For God takes thought for the small. The doctors only speak about coping and managing, not so much about better and worse. A scale of one to ten. “Better” for me is a moment not the direction in which things are headed. So I can always enjoy the moment – a little.