“The heavens tell of the glory of God; And their expanse declares the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NASB)
Several years ago we visited Sally’s family farm with my then-youngest grandson. While walking around outside he saw for the very first time a butterfly. It was multicolored and floated effortlessly among the shrubs. He ran after it trying to catch it. He was absolutely enchanted! Later that evening as we did our bedtime prayers, he thanked God for butterflies.
Having a bad day? Or year? Or decade? May I make a suggestion? Find a group of children – your grandchildren are best. Then quietly sit and watch and listen. Listen to them play and interact together. It’s much better if they don’t know you’re there. You will learn, you will appreciate and you will love. We are all made by the hands of God. Those hands mighty enough to hang the moon and stars in the night sky; mighty enough to create earth and water and mountains and rivers. Mighty enough to still a storm, and to raise the dead. When you watch and listen to children, you are witnessing the hands of God at work. It will change you!
But too often I don’t recognize how mighty His hands are. I don’t ask Him for things that I might think are too big. How many things has He prepared for me that I never asked for because I thought they were too big? Remember the words of King David in Psalm 19: “The heavens tell of the glory of God.” Is that big enough? And many times, I don’t pray for even the little things because I think that they’re too little. Too little for the creator of cells and atoms and every particle of existence.
Our Father’s hands are mighty. Children know that without ever being told. They have faith that if it’s there and it’s beautiful, God made it be. His mighty hands made it.