I had run out of cotton balls! Drat! I know that doesn’t sound like such a big catastrophe, but you have to understand, I use them every night to clean my face. If I run out, I have to use…. Gasp…. A kleenex or worse, toilet paper. Those items just do not work at all. You end up with scraps of tissue all over your face and I feel like that little bear in the Charmin commercial.
When I finally remembered to buy some, I was joyfully cleaning my face and immediately said a little prayer. “Thank you Lord for cotton balls.” Do I think He cares about my cotton balls? Absolutely! I think He rejoices any time we’re happy and take the time to thank Him – even for the smallest, most mundane thing.
Psalm 149:4 says “For the Lord takes delight in His people.” Because of this, I can’t help but think maybe God gets a little chuckle out of those absurd things we say or do. (I figure I probably make Him laugh quite a bit.) One of the main reasons we had children was for entertainment. How many times has a child said something hilarious to you in all seriousness and you had to bite your lip to keep from laughing? I honestly lived for those moments and to my kid’s chagrin often tell the stories. Just like I enjoyed my kid’s antics, God enjoys your life. God wants your attention 24/7 even if it’s for something so silly and small as a cotton ball!
“Thank you Lord for all the attention you lavish on us. I’m so grateful you care about even the smallest things in our lives!”