Today I’m linking up with “Five Minute Friday.” You write for 5 minutes flat, about one word– no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Today’s word is small. I’ll also be linking up with Random 5 Friday. Each day this month I will be posting a floral photo with a scripture verse. Hope you will stop back by.
The world we live in say’s the bigger the better. Bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger boats, bigger portions (supersize meals), and sometimes even bigger hair. The world wants us to believe that the more flashy, blingy, big things we have, the better off we will be, but do these things glorify God or do they draw attention to ourselves?
Perhaps, small is more in line with what God had in mind. The Creator of the universe sent His Son to earth in the form of a small baby. He didn’t choose a big important man and woman with a large estate to raise his Son. He chose a small young girl, barely old enough, to be called a woman and a humble (small) carpenter to parent Him.
Jesus didn’t set Himself up in a large castle with a large army, No, He humbled Himself, making Himself small, dying a humiliating, horrific, painful death upon a tree in our place–the death we deserve. The Creator of the heavens and the earth made Himself small to be the Savior of the world.
When we make ourselves small (humble ourselves) we can be the hands and feet of God. Making ourselves small may not be nearly as much fun as walking down the red carpet all glammed up, but oh, how rewarding to see the sparkle appear in someones eye.
Small things can reap eternal rewards. Small things help to further the Kingdom of God. Small things bring hope to a lost world.
Things that are small: smiles, hugs, thank you, your welcome, noses wiped, a lunch packed, a table set, a friendly note, a bouquet of flowers, an open door, a hello, a kind word, just an acknowledgement to someone that, yes, you see them. Let’s make ourselves small, be the gift that someone needs today.
Five random photo’s for “Random Five Friday.”
My five blessings
My oldest daughter (3rd child)
My youngest son (2nd born) inside the igloo he and his siblings built winter 2013.
Youngest outside igloo.
Count blessings, Kasey