A few small words jotted. Two open arms. One courageous voice.
It’s usually the little thing, isn’t it?
That’s the sort of thing
that changes everything.
And it’s found inside of people.
The best presents in all the world come in small packages. Look to a certain manger in Bethlehem for proof.
And you, friend, you’ve been given a gift. YOU are a gift. Have you unwrapped it? Have you accepted your gift, designed uniquely for you?
“What has God given you?
Moses had a stick,
David had a slingshot,
and Paul had a pen.
Mother Teresa possessed a love for the poor;
Billy Graham, a gift for preaching;
and Joni Eareckson Tada, a disability.
What did they have in common?
A willingness to let God use whatever they had, even when it didn’t seem very useful. If you will assess what you have to offer in terms of your time, your treasure, and your talents, you will have a better understanding of how you might uniquely serve.”
~ Richard Stearns,
The Hole in Our Gospel