…God’s attention is indeed fixed on the little things. But this is not because God is a great cosmic cop, eager to catch us in minor transgressions, but simply because God loves us–loves us so much that the divine presence is revealed even in the meaningless workings of daily life. It is in the ordinary, the here-and-now, that God asks us to recognize that the creation is indeed refreshed like dew-laden grass that is “renewed in the morning” or to put it in more personal and also theological terms, “our inner nature is being renewed everyday”.
It is easy to be ground to a pulp by the little things: waiting in line too long, an insistent alarm clock, a mouse (or more) in the house, a third head cold in less than a year. The small things tend to add up to irritable annoyance and total inability to feel gratitude.
God is in the details, from the dew drop to tear drop and even to nose snot. It is tempting instead to look past His ubiquitous presence in all things, to seek only the elegant grandeur of creation. It isn’t all elegance from our limited perspective, but still, it is worthy of His divine attention.
The time has come to be refreshed and renewed in our inner being.
His care is revealed in the tiniest ways.
He has my attention.