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"The Little Things"

January 13, 2003

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Song of Songs 2:15 "Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom."

Little things have the ability to destroy the big things. Little foxes spoil the grape vines; little germs ruin health; a little hole in the bottom of a dam causes floods; little snowflakes stopped Napoleon from conquering Russia.

Little things also have the ability of becoming big things. Everything is made of tiny atoms which cannot even be seen. Many moments make a total day, many days make a year, and many years make a lifetime. A small acorn becomes a mighty oak tree. A little faith will move mountains. A grain of mustard seed becomes the kingdom of God, and a little flock becomes the Christian church. This is the miracle of little things. And who will despise the day of small things?

The greatest miracle of all is that a little child should be born in Bethlehem as the Savior of all humankind. He is the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, our great Savior. God indeed works wonders with little things.

PRAYER: Lord God, make us great enough to appreciate the little things entrusted to us every day. Above all, may we appreciate and accept Your great love in our little lives, through Christ. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800 325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Job 11-13    Matthew 9:18-38

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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