I have a friend who sews beautifully. She has sewn her daughters' wedding dresses, has upholstered chairs, has even tailored a suit for her husband. When her children were small, she made most of their clothes, including coats. One thing that makes her work stand out is her attention to detail.
Another friend writes heart-touching inspirational romance novels. Her finely-drawn characters and intricate plotting are complemented by her historical accuracy. Everything, from the characters' speech to the mode of transportation to the clothing, is painstakingly researched through such sources as diaries, recipe books, etc. Again, attention to detail.
My husband is a meticulous record-keeper. Our checkbook is always balanced, our financial papers in exact order. It is no wonder that he is the financial clerk at our church. Once more, attention to detail.
There is Someone Else who pays attention to detail in His work. Have you ever noticed the symmetry of a rose? The petals lie in perfect order, each working with its neighbor to produce a lovely bloom. His creations are beautiful because He cared enough to give loving care to each. The Father's attention to detail remains an example for all of us.
Hallmark is famous for its advertising program entitled "When you care enough to send the very best." I always appreciated that sentiment of caring enough, of giving the best.
So, for today, I am grateful to those who pay attention to detail and give their best.