There was a Facebook posting floating around in the days leading up to Mother’s Day that said, “If you would take a bullet for your mom, click here.” Wow, that’s big. About a zillion people, many of them teens, had clicked. But seriously, how many people will ever even have the opportunity to take a bullet for their mom? Tragically a few may be put in that situation but in the whole scheme of things, thankfully, not a lot.
I wondered what the response would have been if the post said something like, “If you would take out the trash without your mom asking, click here” or “If you would take a minute today to call your mom, click here.”
An heroic sacrificial action is rarely called for in any of our relationships, but continually doing the small things that are right, ones that often go unnoticed by all but God, is incredibly important. It is our faithfulness in the “little things” that better proves our love for others and for God.
I could go on and on about this but the point has been made. I’m going to go throw Joel’s workout clothes in the washer and write a friend a long overdue thank you note. It’s the little things ...
“The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices” (Proverbs 21:3, NLT).