A handwritten note to make you smile, a cup of coffee to perk you up, a warm greeting to bring you joy … it’s the little things sometimes. It doesn’t take much to lighten the mood, clear the mind, or rejoice the heart. In a world plenty full of sadness and brokenness, moments of pureness and gladness—small as they might be—are a breath of fresh air.
In an average day of mine, that could include peanut butter, some sunshine, or a text message. I often experience God’s grace in tangible, consumable forms. Yes, He created and saved the world. Yes, He upholds the universe by the word of His power. And yes, He fills my lungs with air.
God is extensively magnificent and monumental, lofty beyond description and loving beyond compare. His throne is established in heaven; His presence fills the earth.
“The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens! Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?” – Psalm 113:4-6
Yet He chooses to draw near, dwell among men, and bring meaning to the mundane, minuscule, minute components of life.
“For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, ‘I will make My dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’” – 2 Corinthians 6:16
I stand amazed that God is with us. And that commonplace tasks and ordinary locations become holy sanctuaries of His company and craftsmanship. Clouds are the dust of His feet, and somehow I can worship Him while dusting the furniture. Sunbeams are the radiance of His glory, and I find myself refreshed by an afternoon in the garden. Ocean depths are cradled in His hand, and my doing the dishes can please Him.
God is not far. He is not distant, deafened, or disinclined. He is close by, all around, and within … listening closely, forgiving freely, and loving immensely.
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool; what is the house that you would build for Me, and what is the place of My rest? All these things My hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at My word.’” – Isaiah 66:1
Indeed, “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him; He also hears their cry and saves them” (Psalm 145:18-19).
God works on a grand scale. He also works on a microscopic one. His goodness descends all the way down to my holey socks and weekend plans, while He controls the weather and commands the angels.
Even the little things are His.


Authored by Abby Bennett on July 04, 2024.