Good people can feel too small to matter greatly. They think their contribution too trivial. “I don’t have much, so I can’t do much,” they say. It is easy to forget that God doesn’t count things the way we do. It is after all the widow’s mite which Jesus counted as the largest act of giving over the wealthy that gave a smaller percentage.
God values and notices our small work. Zechariah 4:10 asks, “For who has despised the day of small things?” He ends by telling us that the “eyes of the Lord scan to and fro” throughout the whole world. God sees and takes notice when we use what we do have for good. God does wonders with our little when little is our all. A lad had but five loaves and two fish. Jesus used that meager meal to feed five thousand.
People with the most can make a big difference in the world. Their potential for doing good is abundant but that potential seldom blossoms. Often it is those with the most who give the least.
The ones who make the greatest difference are those who take what God has given them and use it to touch lives right around them. Jesus teaches that when we live and give that way, we are storing up treasure in heaven. Our rewards will be there ahead of us.
Heisman trophy winners must leave their little statues behind when they depart this world. The only crown a Miss America will have in eternity are ones spiritually gained, which will be cast at Jesus’s feet.
People who achieve the greatest good are not usually those deemed best qualified. Greatest good comes from people discounted by the majority. They are the people considered to not know or have enough to do much. But somehow, the unskilled, the unlearned, and people with little do achieve much. They do it by caring enough to give of the little in their hand and using their minor talents for the Kingdom of God.
Be of good cheer little people. Little by little you are laying up huge treasures in Heaven.