“Little Things”

“Little Things”

March 10, 2016

A pencil-sized leak in a dike, if not stopped, can destroy a huge dam.

A tiny blemish on an apple, if not removed, will eventually ruin the entire fruit.

A small nail can cause a flat tire and disable a large vehicle.

A tiny spark can cause a huge fire.

A very small amount of tooth decay can cause a lot of pain and eventually destroy the whole tooth.

One spoken word can encourage or discourage a person and make a significant difference in their day.

One mile of walking each day will add up over a year to the equivalent of a journey across the entire state.

One dollar saved each day will make a nice gift to charity at Christmas time.

One little smile can change the outlook of a hurting human.

One faulty O-ring can cost the lives of an entire space crew.

Human nature looks for “big” things like fame, fortune and fun. But most of the joy in life is found in faithfulness to little things.

Jesus noticed little children, little gifts, little seeds, little animals and little acts of kindness. He said, “If you want to be great in God’s kingdom, learn to be the servant of all.”

Serving involves little acts carried out consistently over time. This is a little reminder with big impact.

Pastor Bill Ehmann

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RECENT POSTS

It Is Time

By wvbaptist | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 3, 2020 It was perhaps 18 years ago that a couple of people suggested I should write a weekly blog. I did not know what a “blog” was, but Ponder with Pastor Bill came out of that idea. It […]

Did Jesus Feel Confined?

By wvbaptist | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 20, 2020 It feels strange, almost wrong, for me to ask this question: How could the Creator and Controller of the universe be held in captivity by it? I hope I am not dabbling in something inappropriate, but this […]

Dark Cloud – Silver Lining

By wvbaptist | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 13, 2020 Creator God gives us a statement of beauty and hope when He puts a silver lining around a dark cloud in the sky. He reminds us that the darkness is temporary and there is something more powerful […]

Poder Increíble 

By wvbaptist | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meditación con el pastor Bill 6 de mayo de 2020 Sentado en mi silla de tratamiento esta semana frente a una ventana que me daba una vista para el Monte St. Helens, cubierto de nieve sobre un fondo azul cielo. […]

Amazing Power

By wvbaptist | May 6, 2020 | 1 Comment

May 6, 2020 My treatment chair this week faced a window that provided a frame for Mount St. Helens, covered with snow against a sky-blue background. It was a magnificent scene, and I had plenty of time to enjoy it […]

Scroll to Top