Pregnant rumblings – chore charts – lost keys. What do these three things have in common?
They are a few of the “little” things of life. Are they too little to bother praying about?
1. Pregnant rumblings. Genesis 25 tells us that Rachel was barren and Isaac prayed on behalf of his wife. She became pregnant and there was turmoil in her womb. Verse 22 (NKJV) says that she asked God, “If all is well, why am I like this?” And then God, the Creator of all the universe, tells this one little mother why there was rumbling in her body. That’s a little thing in the scope of the world – a pregnant woman’s question, but our God cares about the questions we have, big and little.
2. Chore Charts. When my kids were young, teaching them a work ethic was important to me. I wrestled with them (and we had rumblings) often! So I began to ask God to help me teach my kids. Five different times, God gave me creative ways to develop chore charts to help our home run more smoothly. As my kids grew, the chore system needed to change and I sought His direction each time. It’s a little thing in the scope of the world – a chore chart for my family, but our God cares about the questions we have, big and little.
3. Lost keys. Last week at Bible study, a young mom could not find her keys. Many people looked EVERYWHERE for hours. We believed God knew where they were and prayed for God to help us find them. About an hour later, I got a phone call, “I think I have someone’s keys in my bag. I don’t usually start my homework for the week, but I kept feeling compelled to get my Bible study book out and look at it. When I did, I saw a set of keys.” It’s a little thing in the scope of the world – a set of keys, but our God cares about all the circumstances in our lives, big and little.
My mom would say this quote as I was growing up, “I know God cares about little things, because God is the Lord of my life and my life is made of little things.” I am thankful for many of the qualities of God. One of the things I am grateful for is that He cares about little things.