We are living in a day and time when everyone wants to do “a big thing.” I have met wonderful missionaries in Haiti, and when asking about their work they say, “I only have ten children in my orphanage…” Or in the States, a pastor might say, “We just have a small church…” Jesus loved the “small things” done in His name, as much as any “big things…” The widow woman who gave her last two mites is written about in the Bible. The little boy who gave his five loaves and two fishes, and yet Jesus fed over 5,000 with this food!!! And, consider the widow woman in 1 Kings 17:13, as she baked her “only cake” for Elijah, the prophet…
We met a wonderful lady missionary years ago in Haiti… she had raised six Haitian children as her own, and yet those six children left an impact on Haiti. Two of them pastor large churches, and the others had great careers and worked hard for the Lord!
I heard a story about a great Evangelist in the 1950s named, “Tommy Hicks.” He pastored a very small church all of his life, until one day God spoke to him to go to Argentina and other countries. He also went to Russia!!! He had the largest outdoor crowd in Russia that anyone has ever had!! One night, while he was preaching with a Russian interpreter, the interpreter got very angry at something Tommy had said and he “spit in Tommy Hicks’ face” and walked off the platform. He had over 1,000,000 people listening to him, but all of a sudden, the Spirit of God came upon him and Tommy Hicks began preaching in perfect Russian!! He gave an altar call and thousands came to the Lord!
The Bible says, “For who hath despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10)
Jesus blesses “small things done in a big way for His Glory!” Have a great day and remember that “nothing is too small in the eyes of God!” Sherry