“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
I was thinking today…Sometimes we are seeking a “big” mission from God. Something that will affect tons of people. Maybe in our searching for the next “big” thing we are missing the “small” things right in front of us. The friends, family, and people that are right in our midst day-to-day.
I don’t think we should stop looking and being open to opportunities to serve God, but don’t discount the ways we can, and already do, serve Him. A smile and a sincere “How are you?” to the grocery clerk, helping your grandmother get out of a chair, singing a lullaby to your baby. A gentle, kind, compassionate spirit wherever we go and whatever we do.
Jesus cared for all. He served in what our society today would consider “small” ways: washing His disciples feet or speaking to the woman at the well. He talked to individual people that He met on His journeys and He also talked to huge crowds of people. He did both. He didn’t let crowds stop Him from caring for the individual, like the woman who touched the hem of his garment and was healed, as He walked through a crowd of people and stopped to speak to her.
So my take on this is to serve the individuals in our daily lives, those we come across in our day-to-day activities. And also, to be open to speak and serve the crowds of people that we may attract.
Be open and aware of it all!
To God be the Glory,
Lynn Manucci Warrick