The Little Things


Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8

Sometimes it is easy to forget how much little things matter.

I became painfully reminded of that today.

I stretched.

Just a simple stretch from a yawn.

No problem - right?

For whatever reason, it became a problem today.  Halfway though the stretch I realized something was wrong.

A sharp pain shot up my neck and into the base of my skull.  I froze - somewhat afraid to move.

As I type, I have an iceback on the back of my neck and I've taken a muscle relaxer.

So much pain from such a little thing.

Yet, the opposite is also true.  It is the little things that can bring us joy:  The laughter of a little child.  A beautiful sunset.  Music that touches our hearts.

I started to think about the "little things" with God:

A simple prayer.

A quiet moment filled with God.

Remembering what God has done for us in the past.

I heard someone once say that we get "glimpses of eternity."

Somehow, for me, it is easier to hold on to the little things that bring pain and overlook the little things that bring joy.

What little things can you hold on to today?

Father God, Help us to watch for the little things that bring us joy.  Help us to remember that we can find You in those little things and in those moments, glimpse eternity.  Amen and amen.


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