Today I want to look at an old saying that in some cases could not be more wrong. It is said:

The Devil is in the details…

I know where the truth is in this statement. The fine print in the contract that rips you off, the disclaimer that makes the offer null and void, the problems they don’t reveal when they sell you the used car or the house, in general it’s the stuff we overlook that comes back to bite us. I get it and in this way the statement is correct.

irisBut there is something more. You see I believe God is in the details. Look at nature. Look at the veins and capillaries in a single leaf, the intricacies of a snowflake, grab a mirror and look closely at the very thing that allows you to see, look at all the structures in the iris of your eye that allow the pupil to dilate and contract allowing your eyes to remain in constant focus. To me, these little details are the signature of the ultimate creative, God Himself. God is amazing and we see his handiwork in the details of life. Romans 1:20 says “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

Today, go out into nature or look at the nature that is you, and capture those details in whatever art for, you see fit. Then praise the God who is in the details of every day life.

Then share a link to your work with us in the comments.

This post has been inspired by a wonderful book I am using as my devotional right now. God’s Creative Gift-Unleashing the Artist in You: Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Within by Jody Thomae

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