I have a project I hope to start after the first of the year which involves a great deal of planning. It involves knowing how many nails, boards and such will be required. If my project is to come out right, my detail planning must also be right.
I was thinking of this the other day while passing by the construction site of a new apartment complex. Several complexes were in various stages of building. Looking at all the 2x4s and sheets of plywood, I wondered just how one goes about deciding how many nails, boards, etc., would be needed on a project of that size. I know there are people, and most likely computer programs, to sort all that out, but still the details are just mind-boggling to me.
I look at that apartment complex and I remember that the Lord produced this universe, and all we can see (and can NOT see) beyond it simply with His Word. In those words, the complexity of the entire universe was encapsulated. He not only created it with His Word, but He maintains it...down to the last minute atomic particle, "by the power of His Word."
What a mighty God we serve, what a powerful Lord we worship!