A few months ago my roommate Sarah gave me a keychain (see photo). She, along with her friends, did a craft bonding activity of sorts, and Sarah thought of giving me this as a Christmas present.
Sarah, being the animated communicator that she was, proceeded to tell me the story of how this cute keychain came to be. She recounted every single detail on how she specifically chose each bead and accessory, how every flower bead seemed like the right one but didn’t seem to fit, and how it was a challenge to use pliers to put them all together.
By the time she was done, I cried.
I know how silly that sounds, but please bear with me.
Her anecdote reminded me of Psalm 139:
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
Sarah’s care for every detail, every bauble, every steel loop, reminded me of a God who took greater care in fashioning His children to who He created them to be. The way you look, the talents and skills He gave you, even your quirks, are all part of the fearfully and wonderfully made creation that is you.
God is as concerned in the little details as much as He cares for the big picture. What a beautiful, heart-warming truth.