Details, details…

Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down with life. Right now we are in a full out sprint until school gets out. Between the ball games and practices, school performances, end of year gifts, and just the regular everyday stuff, I’m getting lost in all the busyness. I am so preoccupied with just making it to summer I’m forgetting the importance of the details.

When I was walking to the bus stop this afternoon I just happened to look down at my neighbor’s grass. I wasn’t really looking at anything in particular, it just looked like grass to me.

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When I looked a little harder I noticed these little white flecks everywhere.

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I got down and looked closer and saw that they were the tiniest lavender flowers. They were the cutest flowers I’d ever seen!

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(I promise I don’t have giant man hands in real life. I had to get really close up because the flowers were so small.)

As all of you know from this post, I’m no horticulturist so these tiny flowers may have been weeds but no matter because they were so cute. While I was standing there looking at these precious flowers it dawned on me that God didn’t have to make these little flowers. They were hardly noticeable amongst all the grass. They didn’t seem to serve a purpose other than to be pretty when noticed. It seems He made them for no other reason than to share their beauty with us.

Sometimes when I think about my life, I think of situations or certain seasons as a whole. I forget to recognize God in the details. That kind word, that encouraging voicemail, the people giving my kids’ rides; all those things don’t get the recognition they deserve because I’m too consumed with the big picture. I’m too consumed with the grass to see the purple flowers. God gives us those beautiful details to remind us He’s in it with us. He’s putting His fingerprints on the lens so even though our big picture may be unclear, we can rest assured He’s still there.

In this busy month, don’t miss the little flowers that are speckling your grass. I’m so grateful that God gives us amazing things just because we’re His kids. Let God’s kindness overwhelm you in this race to the finish. Summer is so close we can almost taste it. I think it tastes like a cherry limeade from Sonic but that’s just me.

-Courtney

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