Does God Care About The Little Details?

Does God Care About The Little Details? October 9, 2019
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I’ve often encountered people who expressed the opinion that God doesn’t care about the “little details”. To be honest, I find that thought to be very unsettling. I want him to be intimately involved with the details of my life. Fortunately, the Bible offers plenty of evidence that God really does care about the little details. I recently wrote an article about it for the National Catholic Register.

Here are a few of my thoughts:

A good place to begin our journey is by recognizing that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Not wanting to be a distant God, “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). Think about that for a minute. God could have redeemed us in any number of ways. He could have certainly done it from a distance, but he didn’t. Instead, He chose to take on flesh and willingly endure the suffering and temptation that goes along with being human.

When speaking to his disciples, Jesus gave us an idea of the depth of his concern:

“Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7)

Even though Jesus gave us a great deal of insight into our Heavenly Father’s involvement in our lives, evidence can also be found in the Old Testament. In Psalm 139, David wrote:

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My bones are not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, fashioned in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me unformed; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16)

You can read the full article HERE.

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