what is significance?
i’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. perhaps questioning my own success. wondering what good i’m producing out of my life.
sometimes we lose sight of the simple things and look for the “big things”. falsely assuming that significance is only in the “big things”.
but maybe its in the small things. the seemingly insignificant things.
small things usually don’t seem so noble. so fascinating.
what is worthwhile to me?
the kingdom of God.
i dream about it all the time. i wish for everyone to taste it, enjoy it, be restored by it, and find refuge in it.
maybe the kingdom is made up of a million small things.
maybe a million small choices
that grow into something huge, one little step at a time.
ben reminded me of a verse that pictures the kingdom of God.
something that Jesus was teaching his disciples.
he was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? and Jesus said, “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.“
seeds are not big.
they are seemingly “small.”
they don’t seem like a big deal.
but that tiny seed will grow.
it will not be a fast process. it will be a journey.
it will grow in time. little by little.
into something huge.
into something that others can find refuge in.
small things are significant. we can’t always enjoy the immediate gratification of the small things. but they are truly so important.
lets not get tired of the small stuff. the kingdom of God is compared to the small stuff.
these are my meditations from the weekend. thought i’d share as i always do.
and as for today,
my little stinker and i found a little lady bug.
we were making my bed and found it right under the covers. (you may question the cleanliness of my bed at this point….)
it looked dead. emri held it in her small hand. within a minute, that little thing started moving.
long story short, we named her lily.
apparently lady bugs can survive on moist raisins. who knew?
if you look closely, you will see the silhouette of a little lady bug munching on a raisin.
kind of cute 😉