Christian's Daily Challenge

August 2, 2021

The microscope of love

“God that performeth all things for me” (Psa. 57:2).

“I have all, and abound” (Phil. 4:18).

He not only makes all things work together for good, but does more: “performeth all things for me.” And if we did but open our eyes and notice, we should see Him at work for us. Every day is full of miracles when the Holy Spirit really opens our eyes to see God working them, and I often think it is the very little things which most magnify His loving-kindness. We talk about the telescope of faith, but I think we want even more the microscope of watchful and grateful love. Apply this to the little bits of our daily lives, in the light of the Spirit, and how wonderfully they come out! We see these little things in their true greatness, and in the beauty of their fitness as parts of His own perfect plan of our lives, which He is working out for us hour by hour. Don’t wait for tomorrow; take this day, the morning hours past, the evening ones to come, and apply this microscope, and see if you don’t find you are walking in the midst of miracles of love, and that all things are for your sakes.—Frances Ridley Havergal.

This is what Hester Ann Rogers says she saw through this microscope:

“I was deeply penetrated with His presence, and stood as if unable to move, and was insensible to all around me. While thus lost in communion with my Savior, He spake these words to my heart: ‘All that I have is thine. I am Jesus, in Whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. I am thine. My Spirit is thine. My Father is thine. They love thee as I love thee. The whole Deity is thine. He even now overshadows thee. He now covers thee with a cloud of His presence.’ All this was so realized to my soul in a manner I cannot explain, that I sank down motionless, being unable to sustain the weight of His glorious presence and fullness of love.”