Luke 1:1-4 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainly of the things you have been taught. Dear Dr. Luke! Where the others have given us sketches of the first Christmas, Luke fills in all the details. I'm sure you've heard the expression, "the devil's in the details." Well, I would submit to you that God is in the details to an even greater degree. And that's what Luke's orderly account tells me. He tells me that God is at work in every little detail of our lives. Not that He wants to micromanage us, but that He cares about every little thing we care about. And regardless of how we sometimes stress over ever little thing, as we look to Him and listen, we can always hear Him say, "I've got this!" It's always amazing to me how each one of us are individually blessed and collectively God is at work like a puzzle where our lives fit into everyone else's lives and overlap in such beautiful ways. I can truly say that God is God and I am not. Yes, God's at work in all the little things as well as the big things. We can always say that whatever is working in the little things will be working in the big things, too. So let's keep Him in the details and then He'll certainly be in the big things, as well. And let's us attend to the little things so that the big things will just take care of themselves. If there are two parallel things and one of them begins to veer off course the slightest bit, as it continues to veer, the gap grows wider and wider between them. Little things matter. What we do in the little things determine what we do in the big things.
There is nothing that will come up today that God and I can't handle together. He sees all, knows all, and is working in all. Whew! I'm so glad!