Small can be powerful…


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Matthew 13:31 (Jesus) put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

In our day and age we tend to be impressed with “big”. Big is good, small not so good. Big business, big church, big house, and so on. And there are times when bigger is better, but not always. This is the point Jesus is making in our passage for today. A more recent church leader said it this way:

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa

I’ll keep this short. There is a very good chance the Lord will give you an opportunity to do something meaningful for someone else today, though it may not seem like a big deal to you. Could be offering a word of support or encouragement for a fellow student or co-worker. Could be giving someone a hand with a task that needs doing. Could be offering a silent prayer for someone in your midst who is struggling right now. The possibilities are endless.

The point is, don’t underestimate what God can do through you with a small gesture of love for someone else. And especially, don’t underestimate how the Lord can bless you as you bless others in small ways. Lord Jesus, let it be so. Amen.

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