31 Days of Seeing God in the Mess of Real Life

Day 14 -God works in the tiny details of your life


The small things matter.

God’s glory is seen in the tiny.

Take the snowflake. Ice Crystals that fall from heaven.

Every single small snowflake is unique. Each flake has a specially designed pattern. Just like our fingerprints, there are no two snowflakes alike.

How did they get like that? Google tells me that their shapes emerge as the flakes move through different temperatures and humidity regions.

What each snowflake has to pass through to get to the ground develops its unique structure and design.

Yes! so much like us. God has made us all unique – from our DNA to the unique circumstances and environment that surrounds us.

What is totally amazing to me is humans didn’t know that snowflakes were unique until the microscope was invented. God designed the beautiful patterns in each snowflake for centuries without anyone knowing that each one was different.

Some dude called Wilson Bentley photographed thousands of snowflakes with his microscope from 1885 onward – he found out how wide the variety of snowflakes there are. Good on ya Wilson!

Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind. I became possessed with a great desire to show people something of this wonderful loveliness, an ambition to become, in some measure, its preserver.- Wilson Bentley

That was Wilson’s godly purpose in life – to photograph over 5,000 snow crystals over 50 years so that we can know about God’s great interest in the smallest of details. This was no mean feat – he had to work out a system take the photo without the snow crystal from melting! in the late 1880’s might I add!

One of Wilson’s inspirations to study snow was from Job 38:22…

“Have you entered the treasures of the snow?”.


What does that say about our God?

He works in the tiny details of life.

His glory does full the whole world even to the small spots.

We tend to dwell on the BIG.

He is big but He is also BIG on details.

Dear God,

Thank you for showing me your glory in the smallest of creation.

Please open my eyes like Wilson’s to see your glory in the earth – where you are working today.

In the name of Jesus – amen – so be it!

I would love to hear how you discover God in your messy real everyday life too – please leave a comment

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