Attention to Details

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Sunday evening our town had a memorial and tree dedication service for those who had trees donated to the town parks in memory of a loved one.  There were many small details that I noticed God paid particular attention to.  Our church usually has an evening service at 6 pm the same time as this service.  We had a special schedule this Sunday that allowed our family this time free.  I was also on call for work and was not needed at the hospital during this time.  The service was held at the rose garden.  My picture above was snapped quickly with my cell phone, but I actually like the vintage blur given in the photo.  Some friends of the family donated a tree in honor of my husband’s father and he loved roses.  What a great detail.  My own father loved roses and caring for them so this was a nice time for his remembrance as well.   When we walked under the pergola a momma bird had built a next that had a least three baby birds.  We had a nice “birds eye” view under the pergola of these young ones.

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These baby birds reminded me of new life with Christ when we accept his gift of salvation.  They reminded me of eternal life in heaven and the hope of seeing our loved ones again.

Another detail was that my father-in-law’s tree was planted right next to a fellow church member’s who lost his wife this year.  This gentleman and my husband are buddies driving the church bus to pick up children and those unable to drive.

It was a great reflection of how God always pays attention to the fine details.  He knew of this little ceremony long before our church staff planned the calendar.  I am so grateful God pays attention to the details and that his timing is perfect.

Romans 8:28 ” For we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.”

Timeless

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As I reread and study scripture I am always left in awe of how men who loved God that walked the earth thousands of years ago scripted what exactly is on my heart. I marvel at God’s creation, at God’s wisdom, realize how fleeting this life and its materials are, and humbly realize the need my life has for a Savior then I sit down and read words God gave Job, David, Paul, and many others then realize what is on my heart is timeless. The same awe and desire for God’s relationship has been in the heart of mankind since God created us. God is timeless. He is the beginning and the end. The words He placed in the heart of these men and several others hold true today. These men were a vessel God used to show generation after generation what kind of relationship we broken human beings can have with our timeless, Almighty Creator. The lives I have observed that have shut Him out have a bitterness of soul about them. The beautiful poetic words of Job chapters 26-28 are a small sample of what I mean. God hears our cries of pain. He wants us to cry out to Him. It is ok for us to ask “why?”. Then God opens our eyes and ears to the whispers of Him throughout creation. His evidence is all around us if we have our eyes open to it. His peace and presence is right there for the taking for all of us if we just open our hearts. He pours out His wisdom for anyone who asks for it.

Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”