Day 51: Yahweh Bore

O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles?
    O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?
Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    [Yahweh Bore] of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

Isaiah 40:27-28

Yahweh Bore: The LORD Creator

We live in a world of unbelievable detail. Have you noticed? My older daughter recently threw her arms up toward the trees and declared that she was “born to be a nature scientist!” I’ve spent the last eight years following her interests with her, naming all the garden worms and “foraging” in our own backyard for food, pulling flashlights and books about animals and habitats out from under her covers in the morning, growing food for our pollinators and measuring the pH of our soil just to see. The more I study the world through her eyes and mine, the more I find this truth to be true: God never forgets a thing, not one tiny little thing.

I struggle to meet the needs of the creatures in my care sometimes. I forget the dog’s meds one morning, or wake up to find there are no more undies clean, or show up late to pickup so often it surprises them more when I’m early. I forget things we need at the grocery store, even if they were on the list I probably left at home. It’s hard enough to take care of myself sometimes, let alone the ones I love! So it amazes me to walk out my door and hear the happy humming of the bees while they gather nectar, to see the grasshoppers scatter from my every step! They’re so small, so forgettable – and God does not forget a single one. Every species of plant, every kind of insect, every creature that walks or swims or flies or slithers, the ones we trample or squish without hardly a thought! He designed down the minutiae of every. single. one. – even in the scope of a universe we cannot see the end of, of galaxies beyond count!

The flora and fauna of our world stands as evidence of the depth of God’s attention. He who holds the heavens in His hands created amoebas, too. Nothing is too big for Him to handle or too small for Him to see. Not even you, love. All of it, from the dog mess that won’t come out of the carpet to the loss of a loved one you didn’t think you could live without. Yahweh Bore sees you, and He cares.

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