Like this morning -- I was so glad for my car's horn. My husband took the bus this morning but we were a bit late getting there. The bus was pulling out. I honked the horn three times. It stopped. My husband got on, and the rest of the passengers had a nice chuckle!
I am typing on my son's laptop. It has been giving us grief for the last several weeks. I'd think I had it fixed and then it would slow down yet again. FINALLY, it is working the way it is supposed to. Glory, glory, glory. Lovely, lovely, lovely! It is such a neat machine when it is working correctly.
What else do we notice when it isn't working right?
* Our digestive systems.
* Plumbing in our homes.
* Our vehicles.
* The heat/AC in our homes.
* Major Appliances (like washer and dryer, stoves, ovens, and dishwashers if you have them).
These are the kinds of things we hate to see malfunction. Their problems interrupt our lives because getting them back to functioning level takes time, possibly expense and very likely messes up our personal plans.When everything is working right we can forget what blessings they are to our lives. Regular maintenance and monitoring of the systems mentioned goes a long way to their function levels.
There are other things we notice when they quit working:
* Our relationships.
* Our home lives.
The two things mentioned above can be easily taken for granted by us if we aren't intentional in the way we live our lives. When they malfunction it takes a whole lot more time to get them back to a functioning level than the ones in the former list.
Ah -- the beauty of God's faithfulness! His sun rises and sets daily. His weather is fairly constant. The oxygen levels in the air we breathe is consistent with the levels we need to live. The water keeps flowing. The crops keep growing. Wildlife flourishes. Fish breed. Animals reproduce. On and on and on.
What if God quit the daily maintenance of His creation?
Everything and everyone would die.
This is a topic so dear to my heart - -the spirituality of the daily details. Without them life would fall apart. And when we do maintain our homes, when we spend time with family we are doing something God does constantly. Am I being clear?
Those very things we see as mundane at times are the very things that most resemble the things that God does all the time.
Colossians 1:17 says, "He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."