I suppose all of us wonder at times if God is really watching over us. Does He really care about all the trifling details of our busy lives? Many of us struggle with feeling connected to God even when the stakes of life are at their highest! But the truth is, not only is God the God of the infinite, but also the God of the infinitesimal as well.
On my way to work this morning I was astonished by our Father’s impressive and extensive collection of promise keeping measures. I needed to drop something off for someone and it took only a few seconds and then I was on my way when I saw a rainbow begin to form out of nothing. The simplicity of the event so impressed me; how light moving through mist forms colors that seem to be of substance. Each of the colors was distinct and sharp in hue. The rainbow began its journey in the eastern sky, arched over the mountains and then cascaded downward to the western ground, falling as though it would force a crater on the earth with the splash of its colors.
There are times when I so clearly see God at His work. However there are so many other times when I need to slow down and pay attention to His intricacies. God is always caring. He is always involved. Just because His workings may be beyond the spectrum of my vision, there is no need for me to assume that He has forgotten His promise to be God. When I saw the rainbow this morning, not only was I struck by its simplicity, but I was also reminded what the rainbow means; God keeps His promises. Something much greater than light passing through water happens in the rainbow; God overtly states with His preverbal neon sign in the sky that He is always remaining as God and thereby all things are working according to what He has promised. God gives us visual acuteness to see that He is at work in the large things and the small things of our lives. He cares continually about every aspect of life!
With my errand complete and the subtleties of God’s promise in the sky shining in my thoughts, I once again started the journey for the office. I came upon the recollection of a bank deposit needing to be made, but with the rain beginning to fall harder I thought more than twice about postponing a bank trip until later in the day. However, I also knew that I would quickly find other things to do and would not make it back later so I determined to make the bank my next stop. There at our local bank, I found a friend who I knew was facing places of difficulty that required a profound reliance on God’s promises. It was there once again that I was called to pay attention to the moment so I could see God working out His promise to be there for us, every one of us. It would be easy for my friend, or for any of us who face trials to feel as though God is uncaring and has forgotten about us. In that moment of seeing my friend, I could have just thought, “what a coincidence” and been on my way, but when I stopped and thought of all the fine tuning of circumstances to bring my friend and I together, I could not ignore God’s promise to always be there for us. I am undone over the care that God exhibits so that two friends might cross paths simply to pray together and encourage one another.
You see, God is really watching over us and He really does care from the least to the greatest. God cares about every particle of light throughout the rainbow and He is working in every particle of our existence. He is working all things together, keeping His promise of loving us so that we might have life.
Author: Brad Bradford
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.