Exquisite Details

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


A botanist was studying flowers in the Scottish Highlands. In a nearby village, one of the townsfolk grew curious. He began to ask the botanist about his work. Rather than try to explain, the botanist invited the man to peer into the microscope.

What the man saw astounded him. He cried, "My word! All my life I've been trampling on this?"

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Exquisite detail surrounds us. An engine's complexity, a financial system, a new birth, tomatoes growing in a garden, our parent's surgery, a great teacher. My word! Like the townsman in the Scottish Highlands, if we stop and take a closer look, we'll be amazed! . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. (Gen. 1:31a)