God of the Big Picture?



One of things I always like to do is scroll through the comments on a news story.  As I was looking through Facebook one day,  I can’t remember the exact article that it was under, but I remember it was a story about how a lady had survived an extraordinary medical procedure. The comments ranged from “Thank God” to “Thank the Doctors, science and medicine”. One in particular struck a chord in me. A man made the comment that “God had nothing to do with it, he’s really more of a big picture kind of guy.” I read two things from this statement. The first thing is that he believed there was a God. However, he did not believe that he cared enough about the individual to do anything about a single situation. The funny thing is my Bible says

 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable               than they?”  Matthew 6:26

This tells me that He cares for something as little as a sparrow. He cared so much for each and everyone of our individual lives that he died on a cross when he did not have to.  So do I believe that he cares about the individual? Absolutely!  To believe in a God that does not care is sad to me and I hope and pray that someone will be able to show him the love that Christ has shown for us.

Without the individual pieces operating properly the big picture would never function. He has designed us in a way that only a meticulous planner could have. Every cell in our body, every function that each system performs must be kept in a very delicate balance. A slight shift and it will affect multiple systems.

Next time that you sit down and think does God really care what I do with my life and does he even see me? The answer is YES. Not only does he see you, but he cares.

 “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7

A God that has taken time to number the hairs on your head surely cares about the person that they are attached to. The awesome thing about God’s perspective is that he is able to see the big picture, which encompasses all of what we refer to as time, while he is looking at you right where you are now.


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