The Little Armadillo

1Corinthians 1:27 – “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

When we got home last night, there was a little armadillo in our yard right by the garage. My son loves to chase armadillos. It is his hope that one day they will roll into a ball and roll away instead of running away. Never happens, but he hopes. Well, last night, he delayed in his chase. He was stopped by how cute this little armadillo was. Have you ever seen an armadillo, alive? Not what one would really describe as cute. But as I sat in the car with the house lights shining upon this little guy, I have to admit, it was cute. It was so little and when it ran, it wobbled more than it sprinted.

Sometimes we take God’s creation for granted. Like little armadillos. Or turtles. Or snakes. At my house, well…..I don’t do snakes. I have a very hard time appreciating them.

But in these three mention creatures, just look at them. Hard shells. Weak bodies. No legs. And yet they thrive and move and do whatever they do. Turtles literally seem to have the weight of their world on their back. And they move it, all over the place.

Armadillos, turtles, snakes – they seem like foolish little creatures. But God has been using them to confuse mankind for ages. “How did that snake get into this house?” “How does that turtle cross this busy highway and live?” “How can anyone see an armadillo as cute?”

And then we have ants. God has been using those little things to confuse mighty men for ages as well. How can something so small carry things that are so much bigger than them?

My point in all this rambling is this: we get so consumed with our day, that we forget that Jesus loves to work in the little things. He loves to show His mighty hand in the little details. Details that we often overlook are exactly what He is looking for. He wants every aspect of you life. He wants to turn your world upside down by using things that will blow your mind. Ever been on a budget? “How in the world are we going to make it through the week on that little cash?” And then boom! It’s Friday and you have not only made it, but you still have cash left over. How did that happen? Little things to confound those of us who think we know best. We don’t. Face it sister.

So today, princess, let me encourage you to look for Jesus in the little things. A safe journey. Money to buy gas. The smile of your child when they spill their milk and little armadillos.


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