When I was a child I loved to read. One of my favorite books was “Tuggy the Tugboat.” I would read it over and over again. Tuggy was just a small boat, but the larger ships needed this tiny little tugboat to help them dock. At a young age I was learning a powerful lesson from that little children’s book. Sometimes, it takes the small to move big things. Sometimes it takes the small to bring in the large. Fisherman sometimes use a small fish as bait to reel in the large catch.
Very often, it’s something small that gets the ball rolling. One small act is all it takes to do big things, or that makes a change in someone’s life. How often does the Lord give us a big dream, or an assignment that we wonder how we can ever accomplish it? We look at the big and it frightens us, not realizing that it only takes one small step and then another and another to get the job done.
Never under-estimate the power of the small. One small act of kindness can set into motion other acts of kindness. Like dominoes, one pushes another which pushes another. Just as one match can set a blazing fire, so can one act of kindness set people on fire to act kind to one another, and so on. Kindness begets kindness. Just think of acts of kindness burning away hatred and leaving love in it’s wake.
Never under-estimate the power of the small. Whether it’s in a job to be done or in acts of loving kindness, it can accomplish the big when you take the first step. As Tuggy moved huge ships, we can move mountains if we only will move in what the Lord has for us. With the Lord, big things are possible – no matter how small you think you are!