Just think of the importance of a little word of encouragement! Mark Twain said, ”I can live for a month on a compliment.” Why not speak a nice word to your preacher— give a small gift to a friend— visit briefly with a shut-in or give a good hug to an elderly person (and remember I am old, too).
Jacob told his sons to bring the king of Egypt “a little honey” (Genesis 43:11). Proverbs 30:24-28 speaks of “little animals” that teach powerful lessons— Luke 19 tells of a “little man’” who climbed up in a tree to see Jesus. Just remember a lot of people and a lot of things and a lot of churches that appear to be small or insignificant are very valuable, important and big in the sight of God.
There is a wonderful song entitled, “Little Is Much If God Is In It.” One verse states:
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There is a crown and you can win it;
If you go in Jesus Name.”
Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here