Small Stuff

Written by Charles Gee

July 26, 2021

Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.
– Genesis 6:22 (ESV)

 

I’ve been a baseball fan since I was eight years old. The game has everything a kid would love—running, sliding, catching, and throwing. The game is magical to me and I’m amazed that after all these years, I can still go to a game and see something I’ve never seen before. However, the inventors of the game paid great attention to detail. The baseball diamond seems to be laid out perfectly. Ninety-foot base paths, home plate measures seventeen inches regardless of the level of play and a precise distance of sixty feet six inches from the pitching rubber to home plate. Now let’s examine the baseball itself. The Major League ball weights between five and five and one-quarter ounces. It measures between nine and nine and one-quarter inches in circumference and to the delight of trivia buffs, every baseball has exactly two hundred and sixteen red stitches. The baseball gods seemed to know exactly what they were doing when they created the game!
 
God had a perfect plan in mind when he told Noah to “build a large boat.” Now we know that all boats aren’t the same. Some are made of metal and others are made of wood. Boats can be large or small and they can come in every imaginable shape. But God gave Noah a detailed plan for the boat he wanted built. The Bible says. “Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.” It was made of cypress wood and waterproofed with tar inside and out. It was four hundred and fifty feet long, seventy-five feet wide and forty-five feet high. God told Noah to leave an eighteen inch opening below the roof all the way around the boat. There was to be a door on the side and three decks inside the boat. God knew there was a flood coming and Noah was about to see something no man had ever seen before. However, there was a specific reason for every detail God gave Noah. God knew exactly what he was doing when he created his plan for a boat and Noah built it to perfection.

Heavenly Father, help me to be in the details of whatever it is that you have called me to do today. May I see the wisdom of your perfect plan. Amen.

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