Friday, August 16, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Small

A little boy and his snowman - my first-born. Love looked at him and held his small frame close. He would soon be a big brother, and I couldn't quite imagine it.

Memory plays tricks on us sometimes. I hadn't remembered the fragility of a newborn - the little curled fingers with the translucent nails - the tiny arms and legs. We brought him home to his brother who seemed to have grown in the short time I was away. Where had those sturdy legs come from? And when did he grow so tall?

It is, I suppose, a matter of perspective; all in the way we look at things.

Do you, like me, have a tendency to look at others and see how big they are? They are great writers, mothers, singers, career women, you name it, and I am so small in comparison. They have great numbers, terrific kids, amazing voices, name recognition, and I am unnoticed.

Perhaps we are looking with the wrong eyes. If we could see through His eyes, we would see what He sees. He has said the small would be great in His kingdom, and still we struggle to see anything of value. He says it isn't about numbers or fame or power or any of the things we tend to focus on. He says it's what we do for Him, in love, that counts.He says He can take our little and turn it into the miraculous.

There was a man named John who said He must increase and I must decrease. Jesus said there was no one greater than John. See yourself as He sees you. Give him your small and let Him make of it something grand. If you touch just one life in His name, you have done much.


Joining Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday - the word is small.

Five Minute Friday



  1. I love this. All of it. Nine months ago I brought home my second son and I just so know what you mean. And those small feelings... know those, too. Hugs to you! Nice to meet you through FMF :)

  2. Oh Linda, I am hanging on your words. I found you through Ann a few months ago and have been praying so much for you. Your words here are such and encouragement and the truth within them is so deep. I am praying with you that I a may decrease and that He would increase. And no matter what, when we touch even one life in His name, it is enough. With love to you!

  3. He gathers up even the small fragments for His use.

  4. it's amazing how the small points to the biggest Love of all, aye?