The Little Things

Ray Pechardo

Matthew 10:42  And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.


An Amazing Fact: The first step in constructing a bridge over the Niagara Falls Gorge was made by a 15-year-old American named Homan Walsh. On January 30, 1848, Homan flew a kite he named Union from one side of the gorge to the other. Someone on the opposite side caught the kite and tied a stronger string to the end of the kite string, and Holman pulled the new, thicker string back across the gorge. The process was repeated with an even stronger string, then a cord, then a thin rope, then a thicker rope, and eventually a steel cable, which crossed the expanse and was strong enough to support workers, tools, and materials. Finally, a sturdy bridge, over which trains and trucks could easily pass, was completed. And it all began with a string.


The little things that we do in life are very important! Those little things make up the BIG things and we should NOT take for granted the importance of the “Little Things” in life.


God is very much concerned about the little things that we do for Him and for others. He even takes notice of all the little things in this world.


Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. v.30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. v.31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.


2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
God is very much concerned about the little things in our life. He knows all our cares, worries and struggles. He knows our every need and He is always there to help.

Likewise, He also wants us to consider that the little things we do for others make a BIG difference! As we are trying to reach the people around us, we cannot but help to see their brokenness because of sin and wrong choices. But there are things that we can do that might seem insignificant to us but it is a big deal to them.


Here are a few suggestions:


• A smile
• A word of encouragement
• A thank you note
• Bringing a meal
• A phone call/text message
• A hospital visit


It may seem small to us, but it is big to God and to others especially during their times of need. We must never forget that God keeps the record of all the little things we do for Him and He also knows when we don’t care for the little things!


Matthew 25:35-39 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.


Matthew 25:42-45  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Ray Pechardo

Bro Pechardo serves the Lord full-time as our Filipino Pastor, Missions Director, and Soulwinning Director. Ray and his wife Lucy have three children.

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