Small Things

“Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.” (2 Peter 3:1, NIV 1984).

My Musings – I googled “wholesome thoughts” into my browser and this thought came up.

Now, not everything on the above website could necessarily be considered wholesome, but this one resonated with me.

In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” (I’m a sucker for sentimentality), there is a somewhat related quote by the angel Clarence. “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. And when he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? You’ve been given a great gift, George, a chance to see what the world would be like without you.”

You might think your life is of little consequence, but God put you here and has thus far kept you here. But things of “little consequence,” the “small” things can become a big thing. Conversely, seemingly “small” things left undone quite possibly “leaves an awful hole.”

My Advice – Don’t be too quick to conclude, like George, that the world would have been better off if you had never been born, or even if you didn’t do that “something small.” Wholesome thoughts can turn into positive deeds. Positive deeds can cascade into something much more significant. A massive avalanche can begin with a single pebble. A small spark can escalate into a raging inferno. A cup of cold water offered to one who thirsts, is the same as offering it to the King of kings. Would you withhold the cup from Him?

So keep thinking wholesome thoughts. Keep doing something small (or even something big). You never know how “radically” Christ can use it to change the eternal destiny of an otherwise lost soul.