God is in the details

I love Botswana agate. It looks like a topographic map.  It doesn’t really look real.  It is hard to believe that God made something so amazing.  But then again, God is constantly making amazing things and we are constantly taking them for granted.  Just look at a bug – any bug.  It is totally mind-blowing to me that something that small is self-contained and alive.  Surely it needs more space to be a fully functioning being, right?  We humans certainly do.  We need quite a bit of space for our bodies to have all the stuff they need to work.

But I think that is the point.  We often compare things to ourselves, because it is the only reference point we have.  We look at something as tiny and intricate as a piece of agate or an insect, and we think it can’t be natural.  Surely a human made that.

We forget that we ourselves are part of creation.  We are not the most creative things around.  We are co-creators – but God is the One that created us.  The only reason we are able to be creative is because God created us with thAT impulse and ability.

I used to carry around a coin that was dated exactly one hundred years before I was born.  I carried it around to remind me that the world existed long before me.  There were people who lived and loved and lost long before me, and will do so long after me.  I carried it to give me a sense of perspective.  This is part of why I like Botswana agate and bugs.  They remind me to stop and look at tiny things, and appreciate that God is indeed in the details.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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