Small light, big beam?

My friend, may I ask you a question? Did you ever find it intriguing how God often uses the small things, the insignificant things in life to reveal great truths to us? Is it our job to make good things happen or just a matter of answering the call and letting Him do the work?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.

I ventured down into our basement and turned on the lights. I knew that screwdriver was there somewhere. I had just used it and I knew I had set it down somewhere amid the boxes, cabinet and pantry shelves. I scanned each cabinet and shelf looking for a tell-tale glint of steel that would mark the spot where I had laid it. My three year-old grandson, James, had followed me down the steps and stood behind me, armed with the little flashlight Nana had just recently given him. I laughed as he little beam followed my hand as I reached into each potential hiding place. I was just about to reach on the top of the utility cabinet when James’ little beam caught a glint of metal. I began to reach and then held back. His little beam had revealed a set mousetrap and I was just about to stick my fingers right into it.

God often uses the small things, the insignificant things in life to reveal great truths to us. It’s just a matter of answering the call and lettING Him do the work.

Here’s a story: Many years ago a man took seasick on an ocean cruise. He retired to his bunk when he heard the alarm that someone had just fallen overboard. While he was wondering if he could do anything to help to save him, he laid hold-of a light, and held it up on the port-hole to see if he could see what might be happening out in the stormy darkness. Finally he put down the lamp and moments later heard the ship’s bell ring out. The drowning man was indeed saved. When the man got over his attack of sickness he was up on deck one day, and was talking to the man who was rescued. The saved man gave this testimony. He said he had gone down the second time, and was just going down again for the last time, when he put out his hand. Just then, he said, some one held a light at the port-hole, and the light fell on his hand. A man caught him by the hand and pulled him into the lifeboat. (Moody’s Anecdotes, Page 44.)

It seemed a small thing to do to hold up the light; yet it saved a life. The fact is that if you and I can’t do some great thing, we can do some small thing that will allow others to complete our greatness. When we reflect the light of Christ in our lives, in the way we live, work and play, it’s like holding up a light for some poor, perishing person, who may be won to Christ and delivered from destruction. Each of us needs to take the torch of salvation and go into this dark world, and hold up Christ, the Savior of the world, for all to see. Even a little beam can sometime make a big difference.

We pray. In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We pray for your presence Lord, and availability, as the cry of the prophet in Isaiah 6:8. Our God is a “with us. Show your power.” We pray that You would intercede for others, particularly when the need is great and the situation dire. When we are afraid, please intervene to help us to trust you, always willing to understand that it is not our will, but your will that is important. Finally, may the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God be fully realized and the Evil One defeated forever. In Jesus name. Amen.

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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