A customer that professed to be more philosophical than theological was placed in my path today by God.
The statement that was said to me by this person was really deep and out of the blue.
Here it goes : “There is nothing bigger than the smallest thing.” (As this person watched me answer phones, take messages and take the time to wait on customers..apparently the customer really was a thinker.. ) Now keep in mind, this conversation occurred on a busy day in a busy office. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to point this statement towards God. Oh yeah..I was waiting on ready!
So…I say, “Yeah and you know, even the smallest good or kind deed is not little to God.” And then…I got shot down….but in a nice way. My new customer/friend says, “Well, I am more philosophical , while women tend to be more theological in their thinking.” What?????? Yes….This is a true story…. Seriously, my wheels were turning and all the while trying to work too. I didn’t get offended and we just kept on talking about that nothing bigger statement.
My heart did hurt for this elderly person, because this person apparently didn’t know my Jesus personally. This person was very nice and seemed to be intelligent, but didn’t know Jesus.
At first, I felt like I had just let an unsaved person get away… I felt like, wow..some witness you are Heather. But then, it hit me, that maybe the profound statement was true in regards to our paths crossing today. I spoke about my Savior and I kept a good attitude…trying my best to reflect my Savior Jesus.
I felt that if this person was so determined to not be theological…that maybe at least my actions would be enough. Just as I have shared before..as St Francis of Assisi said: “Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” Some are the seed planters, some are the ones that water the seeds, while others are the ones who reap the harvest. “But nothing is as big as the smallest thing.” (as my new friend said)
Luke 10:2 (NIV) ~ He told them. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of His harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”
1 Corinthians 3:6 ~ I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
Don’t ever think that your actions and words don’t matter…because we are the tools that God chooses to use in order to draw people to Him. We may never know, even in our own lifetime, whose lives we touch…when we surrender to God and let Him use us as His tools.
Blessings my friends!!! Don’t ever let getting shot down stop you from sharing your love for Jesus with others. You may think that it didn’t count just because you didn’t get the result you had hoped for..but that is far from the truth! There is nothing that is small in God’s eyes …when it is done out of love for Him. Which reminds me of the story of the poor widow in the Bible.
Mark 12:41-44 (NIV) ~ Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything – all she had to live on.”
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