Did we need to have an entire Bible chapter about the building of the sanctuary elements? Every little detail is mentioned — from the cups on the lampstand to the gold rings on the four corners of the ark. The description seems just as careful as the actual crafting probably was.
So why is this here, and more importantly, what does it communicate to us about God?
God notices the little things. He pays attention to detail. He gets very specific—just like a good Creator. He didn’t say, "Okay, I want a table and some sort of lamp and a..." No, He spelled it out. He made sure the Israelites knew that the little details were important to Him.
This is great news for us, because it means that God notices (and is interested in) all the little details of our lives, too. Sometimes it might be easy to imagine that God is "somewhere out there" and that He is so big that He is too busy to notice what’s going on with us. But He knows it all, right down to the very last gold ring.
Jesus confirmed this when He said, "What is the price of two sparrows — one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." (Matt 10:29-31)
I love the last part of that text. Don’t worry. You’re worth more than small birds. God knows all the little details about you, right down to the very number of hairs on your head. You’re on His mind. You’re in His heart. He knows and cares about everything that happens to you.