I told my paramedic partner for the day that I needed to write an article for this week. I went and got my laptop. Solitaire found its way to my screen. She taunted me: “That’s not writing an article!” That’s when I asked her what I should write. She told me. She said I should write about God’s grace, about being chosen, and about how big God is and yet how He is concerned about the small details.
“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have set Your glory above the heaven! Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?”(Psalm 8:1-4)
Just how much does the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, really care about the details? Just how much mind does He really pay to this human experiment? Back in the Garden of Eden, God would walk daily with Adam in fellowship. Then came the fall of man when Adam ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. ‘In the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”(Genesis 2:17) To die in this sense means to be separated from God. Because of this original sin, all have inherited the sinful nature. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”(Romans 3:23) Why should God care? We made our bed; should we die in it?
“And anyone not found written in the the Book of Life was cast in the Lake of Fire.”(Rev. 20:15) Since we all inherited the sinful nature are we doomed to that fate? “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.”(I Cor. 15:22) We need to go back to a sinless nature. We need to be born again(John 3:3). That’s why God became a man. He became for us the second Adam in the Person of Christ. “The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.”(I Corithians 15:47)
He is a God who cares about the details. Only He could have come and redeemed us from the mess we inherited. “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: you will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”(Luke 2:11-12) There’s our great God in the Little Details.