“God’s love is
His purpose titanic,
His verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a
Slips through the
Psalm 36:5-6 MSG
Sometimes it’s easy to feel as though we’ve slipped through
the cracks of “unseen” and “unimportant.”
The one hundredth job application goes unanswered, a social media posts
goes unliked, or phone calls are not returned.
Perhaps the doctor forgets to put in that referral, the children don’t
come to visit, or the promotion goes (yet again) to someone else. When, in this world, it seems as though we’re
overlooked, a psalmist’s words remind us that no matter how grand the
universe, God still sees and cares for every detail.
On a recent trip to Manhattan, New York, I took in the view
from the 63rd floor window of my hotel room. It was magnificent! From that height I could see over many of the
surrounding buildings to both the Hudson River and the East River. A cruise ship was assisted by a tugboat,
pushing it into port. A helicopter, like
a dragonfly, buzzed in circles overhead.
Cars drifted the streets below, iconic yellow cabs standing out like
Hawaiian Tang in the stream. The city
was full of energy as thousands of people bustled to their next thing.
In that moment, the metropolis outside seemed as much God’s
creation as the complex inner workings of the human body or the
interconnectedness of earth and animals in nature. Rather than feeling like just an observer, as
is my common behavior, I saw myself as a part of the inner workings of this
living machine called life.
God’s grand design, vast as it may seem, includes you! Instead of making you feel small, the details
of this amazing planet are meant to make you feel loved. God’s faithful love is vaster than you can
imagine...like universe upon universe yet homed in on the tiniest of details of
While mankind cannot keep track of a set of car keys, God
has his eye on everything. So, you are
not lost, dear friend, you are God’s most valuable possession, held dear to His
heart. Your life matters to Him and your
role in His kingdom has purpose. Even if
you’ve lost sight of it, He hasn’t.
Take a moment today to take in a panoramic view of your
surroundings and make note of what brings you pleasure, down to its smallest
detail. God has not forgotten what makes
you smile, nor has He ignored your deepest need. As the words of this Psalm remind, you are
known by Him and He is still creating the best life for you.
Sharon has been writing and teaching biblically based curriculum, Bible studies, and devotionals since 2007.
had the unique position of writing curriculum and teaching for two private,
Christ-based, residential recovery programs. Both programs primarily served
women in the homeless community.
traveled multiple times to Kenya, serving on medical teams and teaching in the
rural Maasai communities. She’s been privileged to speak in Leadership camps intended
on encouraging and empowering the impoverished, underprivileged, and often
abused young women.
these ministries, Sharon has witnessed the transformative power of loving words
spoken to the broken-hearted. Sharing God’s love and witnessing its
transformative power has become her passion.
her husband, divide their time between Oregon and Hawaii. They have two grown
Sharon is encouraging others via her inspirational blog, but prefers sharing
face to face. Additionally, she is working towards a degree in Ministry.