Essay No. 241:
Nothing Is Useless Or Low Each Thing In Its Place Is Best And What Seems But Idle Show Strengthens And Supports The Rest: The verses convey the idea to the reader that nothing is useless in the world, created by God to fulfill certain purpose. The human beings, however, are ill at ease to understand the significance of small things in the world.
The things which look to us low or insignificant, infect have their own relative importance in the world. Certain insects invoke hatred on the part of man, though they act as scavengers to cleanse the world of dangerous things. Everything is best fitted in its own place performing certain important functions.
There is nothing useless in the world. God has not created the world out of mere sport. All things – big or small, have their own standing and importance in the world. The things which look to us small, trilling infect support the whole. The foundation of a building is low and hidden from the human eye.
It supports the whole structure of the building. Every brick or stone gone into the foundation construction of the foundation is the cause of support of the huge superstructure built over it. Likewise small, low things have great hold in the world, which should not be brushed aside in a slight manner.
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The human body is the composite of different parts – big or small, each having its own place in the functioning of the body. If there is a pain in any part of the human body it sends a rude shock to the whole system. Even small things are a part of living organism.
Nature’s mechanism rests on symphony, harmony and balance. The world like a clock, each minion linked to the other. There is a perfect harmony in the working of the world. It is man’s own imperfect understanding that he cannot realize the significance of small things.
Small things if neglected at one state assume frightening proportions at a later stage in human life. Hence wise men do not let small things go unnoticed. They take timely action in rectifying them, lest they become formidable and uneasy to handle at ta later stage. Hence we should not ignore small things in life.