“Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give everyone according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:”
When something big happens; a blessing or a tragedy, we recognize it immediately and respond with praise or pleadings to God. When we find a long sought after job, hear of a loved one coming to Christ, or get bad news from the doctor, we think of God and turn to Him. But in the little things, the routine, the mundane, the details; it is easy for us to overlook that God is working.
God is at work in the big and little things of the forest too. The big stuff which is visible and colourful is called ‘duff’, the partly decayed organic matter of leaves and sticks that covers the forest floor but if you rake back the duff, you will find all sorts of important little things happening. The soil is rich and dark, and smells of life; it is filled with tiny plants, insects, and a variety of fungi. There, under the duff, they are performing an important function, for with them, God is building the future forest.
The Lord works similarly with His people. Of course His eyes are on the big issues of life but He is also at work ‘under the duff’ through our everyday activities, preparing us for the significant tasks He has planned for us. So when the mundane gets you down, thank God for what is ‘under the duff’. (Dave Egner; Our Daily Bread 2006).
Friends, remember It is the eyes of faith that see God at work in everything.
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