if we could see what God could see (which we never will, because we will never be infinite), we would see millions upon millions of purposes in every action of the Son of God.
God is never doing just one thing in what he does with us. He is always doing thousands of things that we cannot see. He never has only one purpose in what he does. He always has thousands of purposes in everything he does. … For those who love him and are called according to his purpose, all of them—all of them!—work together for good.
-- John Piper, from the sermon "You Will Never Be Thirsty Again"
(Thanks to my friend, Bud Wesche, who shared this with me)