He Knows – Devotion 60

The flowers seem to have exploded with color and blooms over the last few days.  Vegetables have grown substantially in such a relatively short period of time.  It seems as if someone has covered our area with sprinkles of just the right nutrients to create beauty and food.  It still takes me by surprise.

This morning, I sit on my patio and the flowers have never looked so vibrant.  They are shining bright and bringing such joy as never before.  The eggplant that were so small are now ready to pick.  The cucumbers that looked as though they would be ready in a week are more than ready now.  It is the morning following several days of healing, soaking rain.

Several days of rain can be difficult on us because it limits what we can do outside.  It can seem gloomy to us.  When it rains consecutive days, we want a reprieve.  This morning, though, I notice that this rain was necessary.  I water these flowers daily.  The garden is watered regularly.  They are given extra nutrients.  But there is something about the rain.  I know there is a scientific reason that rain has so much more to offer to the earth.  I am just amazed that the water we have flowing here is not even close to as powerful as rain.  For me, it is as if God knows exactly what his creation needs.  He understands what is needed for growth and flourishing.  And if he can take care of the garden, why do I struggle to understand he can take care of me?  Why is it hard for me to believe he knows exactly what I need as well?

Today, maybe we take a deep breath and allow God to take care of us.  Maybe we begin to understand in some small way that we are his creation just like the vegetables and flowers.  When we allow God to take care of us, we begin to flourish and shine our brightest.  It may be hard to take in. But maybe it is time to give it a shot.  He just might have exactly what we need today.

Focus Scripture:

Psalm 8

O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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