It has been well said, “No one ever made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”
God is into small things. Zechariah 4:10 says “For who has despised the day of small things?” Isaiah 28:10 tells us, “For precept must be upon precept…line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” Jesus told us that if our faith was only the size of a mustard seed—the smallest seed they knew of—we could move mountains (Matthew 17:20).
A world famous explorer was once forced to abandon his exploration in South America by an almost invisible enemy. He was prepared to deal with leopards, serpents and crocodiles but what stopped him in his tracks was a tiny insect we call “chiggers.”
“Here’s to the chigger, the bug that’s no bigger,
Than the end of a very small pin.
But the itch that he raises simply amazes,
And that’s where the rub comes in.”
This June our preteens will be leading us to “Storm the City.” Aided by preteens from a score of sister churches, we will blitz apartment complexes and neighborhoods with the Good News. The kids will go out at noon while we return in the evening.
Some believe children are too young to be entrusted with the treasure of the Gospel. Nonsense! This week I will begin a series called “Kingdom Kids”—children from the Bible who had a tremendous impact on the kingdom.
One of our senior adults once told us, “If you think you’re too small to be effective, you have never spent a night with a mosquito in the room!”
In His love,