I do not know if God has ever made you smile, grin, and wonder at the same time because of something He did for you that seemed so trivial that you couldn’t believe He would even be concerned with something like that.
I have had several such instances. Writing this post now, I feel bummed that I never jotted them down so that I could share them all with you (now that I am getting around to write about this.)
But here is one of those ‘small thing moments’ that happened recently which I got to thinking about yesterday, and thought to blog about.
It already feels trivial even before writing it down. But here goes…
So, I normally prefer to use liquid washing soap for dishes. Consumption for a month is usually a litre. I noticed around the months of May to July that the one litre was not making it a full month. Consumption was going up to three weeks only and this was upsetting me because I like to work with budgets.
In the month of August, I decided to buy the five litre dishwashing liquid soap instead of the one litre; which costs Ksh.611 (noting this is a fairly good price considering the one litre costs Ksh.168.)
Due to the quantity, the five litre one automatically comes with different packaging. So, I figured I would be recycling the bottle from the already used up soap for subsequent monthly refills.
However, here is the disadvantage, I had previously noticed that the one litre dishwashing liquid bottle wasn’t durable enough to go for more than a month due to wear and tear.
So, I just wondered to myself, “how will I be able to monitor the five litre soap usage without a one litre dishwashing liquid bottle?”
Here’s where God comes in.
Without having conversed with anybody, even had the thought to consult God (because why would God be concerned with dishes, dishwashing bottles, soap, and all of that?)…. my dad brought us a one litre liquid soap from another brand of which, guess what?
That brand usually has the most durable dishwashing liquid bottles.
I know I am being extra… but can you believe that? We had an extra litre of soap for August, five litres of soap to take us up to the end of the year at an affordable price, annnnnnnd….a durable and recyclable dishwashing liquid bottle that could go up to two years (give or take).
See? I told you guys that it was too trivial. But still. Can you believe that God was concerned about our dishes?
It sounds funny writing it, but it’s truly humbling to know that I have a Father who does not classify some of my issues as pettiness, because I already had.
And I tell you the truth, there have been several, I emphasize, several instances such as these, even ‘pettier’ than the soap. I never bothered to even enquire from Him about them but He involved Himself anyway — I believe to show me that it doesn’t matter how trivial the matter is, He is always present and desires to be involved in all my life’s intricacies.
How amazing is that right? How weird, exciting, puzzling, unexpected and interesting is that? That The creator of the Pleiades, the Orion, Andromeda galaxy, and other high-priority handiworks is concerned with soap for our dishes.
My goodness!I am still God…
God is concerned about your dishes too, your garbage collection, your lost shilling, your lost hair pin …and all of those trivial things in your life as long as they are a concern to you.
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