Christians today often seem consumed with ‘big’. Big church, big numbers of people, big youth groups, big band, big sound. These big things seem to occupy much of our time and efforts.
In recent months I’m rediscovering God in the small things.
Lately my life has been most blessed by times when things haven’t been so big. Time spent with 3 young lads chatting through life and faith. A car journey spentwith 4 young lads where we actually get to interact and laugh authentically. A few hours spent one-to-one with a young teen who has experienced heartache in his young life. Coffee and advice from a friend who I trust to speak Godly wisdom over my life. Privilege and blessing…
Yes, large gatherings are good and are a blessing too. But not at the expense of real, authentic relationship-building that happens in the small. I want to invest more in the small. I think all Christians should. The small interactions in our lives are often deeper, more open and more fulfilling. If all Christians were to pay attention to the small, then undoubtedly the ‘body’, the larger gathering of believers would be healthier and we all would be blessed as a result.
Pay attention to the small in your life.