How to Take Care of Life’s Small Details

July 31

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. - Colossians 1:17-18

One thing that many don’t realize about Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, “The Last Supper,” is that the painting went through several revisions before it was finalized. A story is told that on one occasion, da Vinci was almost finished with the painting when he asked a friend to come by and give his opinion on the work.

The man studied the picture for a while and finally said, “The cups are magnificent. The detail you put on them is some of the best I’ve ever seen!” With that, da Vinci went to the canvas and painted over those cups. It wasn’t the cups Leonardo wanted the world to see. It was Christ.

That’s the passion of a follower of Jesus… that in all things He might have preeminence. That’s exactly why we don’t focus on the “cups” of Christianity: the newest Christian books, the popular pastors, or the latest worship songs. Instead, we see these things as mere details on the ultimate picture of Christ.

Don’t let the small details become your focus. Keep Christ preeminent in your life. And with Jesus as the center, you’ll be able to fully trust God with the “cups” in your life!


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