“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.” Matthew 6:28
Stop! Stop everything and look around. Glance out the window. What do you see (if it’s daylight of course)? I see the new tender green leaves. The grass is green and the annuals blooming. The shrubbery is loaded with new growth. I can hear the sounds of spring – the birds are chirping as the sun is rising on a new day. It’s peaking though the leaves as I observe a brilliance of reflecting green. Don’t forget the squirrel on the fence post. These are the little things. It’s not my calendar, the list to accomplish today, or my phone calls to make. It’s the little stuff. The sights and sounds out of my window remind me of God’s presence, His provision, and His working. Regardless of the pending busyness of my day, I pause to remember the little things – the stuff I take for granted.
I think it’s good to place life on pause for moments throughout the day. “See how the lilies of the field grow…” Jesus says. The word for “see” literally means to observe, consider, or think about. Think about God’s detailed involvement in creation – especially the little stuff we allow busyness and worry to eclipse. If God is involved in the little things, will He not involve himself in the stuff we regard as big? Look out the window, consider what you observe, and allow God’s reminder to put life into proper perspective.