6 days and it was all good…by the 7th!
God created the earth and everything in it, including man, in 6 days and rested on the 7th when He was done and it was all good. Look at God marveling at His creation. No lie. When you take time to look at all He has created, you can’t help but be in awe. Skydivers, deep see divers, astronomers, animal lovers, insect lovers, music lovers, food lovers and the lot cannot deny the wonders of God. I know I can’t. But, what has been striking me the most lately is the fact that it took God 6 whole days to complete His work. I’m not wondering whether He wasn’t able to do it all in a second. I’m wondering why He didn’t.
The more I think about it, the more I realise how organised His tasks were, and how much detail He paid attention to, and it makes me wonder how many of us try to multi task everyday, do a million things at the same time and actually get to sit back and marvel at our creations. Don’t get me wrong. You can get a lot done. Some are great at it, but all have their limits as well. Hard work is great. It’s essential. But, undivided attention to the end goal/deadline, and divided, if no attention to detail makes for an “Aight” product, not “Good,” according to one’s capacity.
Let’s take a closer look at the greatest artists this world has ever known, from the likes of let’s say Michael Jackson or Boys II Men, or any other legends you can think of. Have you ever wondered why some of these artists never released albums as quickly as these “commercial” artists these days? But, boy oh boy! When these albums came out, the whole world would be hit by a whirlwind of amazing melodies. Every song in the whole album excellent in it’s own way, each harmony and ad lib perfectly in place, the song sequence from beginning to end like a boat taking you from reality to fantasy, each chord bringing out the emotions matching the lyrics being sung, and the sound levels on point like they were fine tuned for your ears alone. Speaking of music, I, like Louie Giglio wonder what it sounds like to God when he hears each and every single creature on earth worshipping Him in sync. I can’t fathom. How great is our God? Let’s also look at the greatest inventions like the airplane, car, computer and phone whose different parts are built separately, to be assembled all together later. Or, the details involved in the making of the tastiest of foods where a slight change in the amount of salt or sugar added, the amount of heat to cook/bake and the time required changes the whole game.
I think detail plays a major role in ensuring, or increasing the chances of things running smoothly under minimal supervision. Take a look at the human creation, God’s most prized one. How much more mind blowing could we be? The complexity of the brain and the eye, the limbs, the digestive system, the immune system, the central nervous system, how they all work shows how much detail is considered when it takes 9 months to form inside another human’s belly. I still can’t fathom. God is a God of excellence!! Think also about how the world runs. A seed is planted, it grows and germinates, produces flowers and more seeds, they feed the insects, pollination takes place, the seeds get scattered to other areas where they grow as well and the whole process just goes on and on. Also, the sun will heat the water bodies up, which will evaporate to turn into clouds and fall again as rain. Let’s not forget the food chain as well. Or, day and night, the sun which lights the day and also provides the moon (which affects the tides on the shores by the way) with some light to illuminate the night. Amazing! Every single particle/cell/organism/ body in this world has a specific role, no matter how big or small. The details entailed are just too vast.
I believe it’s the same with every single season we go through. It’s all a part of a thoroughly detailed plan to work on a specific area of our character, to ensure our total restoration and transformation when Jesus comes back. That’s the beauty of having a great plan with a specific time frame to totally focus on a specific task before moving on to the next one. That’s how rewarding it is to not have to do everything at the same time. Yes! It can be done, but would it be “good?” Think of all the times you’ve noticed all the details you wish you paid attention to. It’s a good thing we can learn. So how about we try taking it one season, day, step and task at a time?