By classification daisies belong in the second largest plant family, Asteraceae, which was previously known as the Composite Family. Plants in this family typically have flowers which are actually a composite of many tiny flowers, hence the previous family name. With a casual glance, you see one flower; with a closer look, you see many tiny flowers. Other common examples of plants in this family are sunflowers, dandelions, coneflowers, artichokes, and even lettuce. Why do I share this? Because we are all often guilty of glancing at the big picture but not considering the details which make up the big picture.
This happens in many venues in life. We see a finished work of art or hear a finished song but don’t consider all of the work and individual details which make the completed work, “complete”. The Bible is full examples of situations where details are extremely important; each portion of the story reveals God’s providence and His sovereignty in putting together the big picture of an individual life, a family, and human history. Ultimately, the big picture of the Bible is made up of many details all pointing to the one true Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, to who all mankind will someday bow.
Our lives are a bit like the daisy…many small details make up a day, make up a week, make up a year, make up a life. I am preaching to myself when I say, the best thing we can do is trust the Lord with those details, because He alone knows what the completed work of our lives will look like. With eyes of faith, we get a glimpse of what will be revealed in eternity… He has made all things beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).