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The Small Things – A Blog Post by Pastor Cheryl Koop
It seemed so insignificant. As parents of 2 preschoolers, along with a baby who just celebrated her first birthday, we were involved in a new church plant without a program for children. What did I know about starting a Kids Ministry for our church? Sure, I had a few years of Bible College training but more than that, I trusted God’s Word was true and powerful enough to bring life to every age. So I said yes. Yes, I’ll serve You, Jesus, by serving the children with all my heart, soul and might.The next 5 years were both hard and satisfying as we weekly saw the Lord give His wisdom in structure, providing faithful teachers, direction for teaching materials, and a building that included more than enough classroom space. In fact, we even had our own gymnasium! Most of all, we visibly noticed the children grow in numbers and in their faith within the godly community we were privileged to be a part of.
What seemed to be an insignificant ‘yes’ 29 years ago became part of the foundation of my pastoral ministry. Only God can take our small yes’s and build on obedience to change lives for eternity.
The significance of Peter’s decision to follow Jesus wasn’t noticeable immediately. Yet that decision is still impacting us today. The importance of David developing his skills with a slingshot while caring for his father’s sheep was insignificant until he was facing Goliath. Yet that act of faith is still instilling courage for us to step into battle, knowing the victory belongs to the Lord.
Don’t despise the small things. One faithful ‘yes’ can change history and eternity for the Glory of our God.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ – Matthew 25:23