Saturday, February 14, 2009

little things

Last night, we watched the last five minutes of a show that was detailing "the world's most expensive." Million dollar cars, diamond studded dog collars, $160 a pound coffee -- stuff I will never, ever have. But I have to say my feelings are just like those of Adam when he turned to me and said, "I can honestly say I have no desire to have any of that stuff." Would it be nice to have enough money to never have to think about it again? Sure. However, I think if I had enough money to buy a dog collar that costs more than my house, I would still be thinking about money all the time.

I am glad that as I go about my life, I am able to treasure and find value in the little things. Little things like my husband taking a minute out of his morning to change Katie's diaper. Little things like a smile and hug from a friend at church on Sunday evening. Little things like a sister-in-law thanking me for being me and taking good care of her brother. Little things like a son's forgiveness when I apologize for yelling. Little things like watching my little girl learn a new skill and then "fwush" it down the toilet.

When you add them all up, these little things equal one really big thing -- the lovingkindness of my Savior. I have all I need through Him, for this life and for eternity. Food, clothes, house, family, health - God takes care of me. Love, forgiveness, guidance, wisdom, grace -- God takes care of me.

My God is so great and mighty, but He cares for and loves the little things. Little things like me.

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
II Corinthians 8:9

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

3 comments:

Becky said...

Happy Valentine's day to you my love-ly friend! I saw that same show! How ridiculously silly and vain those things all were! Sadly, I will not see you tomorrow night, probably next week. I hope you find some special time with your husband this evening!

My Bright Corner said...

So true! It IS the little things in life!

Nina said...

so true Nanette, it's those little things that we take time to notice that can mean the most...like your smile for example! you have a way of brightening the room whenever you smile, or laugh! :) I can even hear you smile coming through in your blog posts!! lol :D anyway...thinking of you today