Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Little Things

How true that it is always the little things that end up mattering the most. Large adults and very small children - the little ones are the ones we worry about the most. Major projects - the large picture - but it is the little details that mean success or failure. Giant beams support large buildings - but it is the little rivets and bolts that hold it all together. We are impressed by that which is big - and in the process we ignore the tiny little things that make up the glue of success.
We read in Mark 10:14 "When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children."  He didn't say turn them away - let the grownups come first - no He made it a point to welcome the children and then reminded the adults present that they needed to make themselves small in the eyes of God - to stop being grandiose and start being humble - to become little so that God could work mighty wonders in their lives. Today when you start feeling very large about yourself - take Jesus' advice and make yourself little.

Deacon Dale