GOD IS IN THE DETAILS
My heart soars when I see how God has obviously been in the details I’ve handed over to Him in prayer.
Yesterday small and really insignificant things, in the scheme of the larger picture, came together. In Dallas for my grandson, Garrett’s wedding, I needed a rental car. My daughter-in-law, Marly, searched for “deals” online and the prices weren’t coming together within my budget.
Another worrisome issue was an appropriate dress for the wedding. It has always been an unspoken tradition that only the bride wears white. My long dress was beautiful I thought, in white. Its slim crocheted overlay achieved the effect I’d wanted. Knowing full well the tradition, my thinking at the time was: Nobody really cares what the grandmother wears—and being the matriarch, I can wear what I please. A little snooty, in retrospect, but wanting to establish my status—as I’ve earned the right. But I found myself being more and more uncomfortable—not wanting to cause the bride, or anyone else, the least bit of distress.
As usual, I wrote down my requests to God so I wouldn’t allow little things to cause anxiety. Thanking Him, I waited. The next morning He gave two answers. One, a blouse I brought with me would fit perfectly over my white dress. I hadn’t even thought of that. It was a thin flowing affair with blue and peach colors and a single line of rhinestones on the edge. It looked quite elegant—just what I needed to complete my wedding attire. And I wouldn’t be breaking the “only the bride wears white” rule. Whew!
The other answer concerned transportation. The thought came to me: my granddaughter, Breanna’s car sits unused a large part of the day. If she’s willing, I’ll put gas in her tank and use her little blue Honda. She was, and I did, saving me the price of a rental car. Thank You, Lord.
During my visit, my daughter-in-law, Marly and I prayed together most mornings. One day my son, Steve, joined us. We prayed about the many details that needed to be taken care of for this important event and we talked about how Jesus really does care about the details of our lives. His first miracle was changing water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana so long ago. (John 2:1-11). An amazing miracle. It shows He cares about even the smallest things that trouble us. God is in the details.
In what ways has God answered small prayers in big ways for you? We’d like to hear.