I struggle. One of my biggest questions is wondering if the things I do every day matter in light of eternity. I tend to trivialize the small things. (I tried to dictate ideas on this subject into my phone, and when I said “trivialize,” it heard me say “chocolate truffles.”)
Why do small things matter?
- God sees and cares about them. When I pay attention to these seemingly minor things, I demonstrate to the world a God-like quality since God is more concerned with character and faithfulness than magnitude.
- Accomplishing a small thing is better than dreaming of/talking about a big thing.
- Small things affect individuals. An expression of Christ’s love through an encouraging word or kind act can alter someone’s day or even life.
- Small things have ripple effects. I just may not see them.
- Many small things over time add up.
As I continued to try to come to grips with God’s greater perspective, He put the idea of a mosaic in my mind. Interestingly enough, I recently visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where I saw a large mosaic, The Four Seasons, which was about 6’x17’ (or 180 cm x 520 cm) that contained thousands of tiny one-centimeter square tiles. Each one on its own is insignificant but formed an intricate pattern when arranged by the creator.
P.S. Chocolate truffles may be small, but they are delicious 😊