Thank you to Iris from Grace Alone for hosting this month’s Thankful Thursday.
Each evening, I like to read the Proverbs chapter that corresponds to the day’s date. Last night, I was reading Proverbs 30, and this verse resonated with me:
“There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer; the rock badgers are a feeble folk, yet they make their homes in the crags; the locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks; the spider skillfully grasps with its hands, and it is in kings’ palaces.” Proverbs 30:24-28 (NKJV)
I am thankful that God’s wisdom permeates His creation. Each aspect of His creation holds a unique beauty, as well as valuable lessons. Even the smallest among us have a place and a purpose. From the diligence of ants to the quiet intricacy of a spider’s web, the Master’s hand is evident all around us. We are also reminded of His provision:
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all His glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass in the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” Matthew 6:28-30 (NKJV)
We are surrounded by reminders of God’s presence. I am grateful that He designed His creation as a daily testimony to His wisdom, power, and promises.