When something big happensa blessing or a tragedywe 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 thingsthe routine, the mundane, the detailsit's easy for us to overlook that He is working (Jeremiah 32:19).
God is at work in the big and little things of the forest too. The big stuff, which is visible and colorful, is called duffthe 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's 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's under the duff. Dave Egner
And say, "Your will be done,"
For God's at work in everything
To make us like His Son. D. De Haan
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Good morning Mayor. Thanks for the update you posted the other day.