The Cup Is In Your Hand

It is 4:00 a.m. and I'm sitting in a Grand Rapids hotel room. Yesterday was long and the night was short. I had an insight that I wanted to share with you, but putting pen to paper on that idea will take too much time.  

Scanning my journal I notice a line I scribbled down a few days ago: 

"Jesus values 'small acts' done with big-hearted devotion."   

Thinking about that, I loosen my grip on "big and profound" and settle for "small and insignificant." This is hard for me. I live in the land of Big Macs, Big Lots, Big celebrities, Big churches, even Big Christians. I want to share something BIG.  

I often get consumed with BIG and lose sight of SMALL. Not Jesus. 

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6 

And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward." Matthew 10:42 

An unseen prayer and a little cup of water. No big deal, right? Wrong! Jesus values "small acts" done with big-hearted devotion.  

This morning my small act--my little cup of cold water--is sharing that reflection with you. Now the cup is in your hand. What will you do?