In the children’s book Eric Says Thank You, young Eric has a great breakfast of toast one day and thanks his mom. This leads to an adventure in which each person humbly informs Eric that they aren’t the one he should be thanking, but rather the person behind them. And so Eric goes from his mom to the baker to the delivery driver to the miller and eventually to the farmer who grows the wheat. The farmer informs Eric that the person he really needs to be thanking is God, because he’s the one who brings the rain and makes the grain grow (Dai Hankey, Eric Says Thank You [London: The Good Book Company, 2016]). If God is faithful in the little things that complete our life every day, we can be certain that he will be faithful in his promises through the prophets to save his people.
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