My granddaughter’s school has a program that allows the younger children to purchase gifts for their parents and grandparents. It enables them to surprise the parent instead of having to go to the store with them and have them see what they are purchasing. This year, she told me ahead of time that – “good things come in small packages”. She was preparing me for the small package which was to come. She didn’t have to worry as I love whatever she gets me because it comes from her heart.
The Lord was speaking to me about what touches His heart as well. Yes, doing great and mighty things for the Lord is good, but what touches His heart is – does what we do come from our heart of love for Him? We can certainly do the great, but I think the small thing coming from a great heart of love is what touches His heart most of all. He sees the heart in all things. That’s where truth lies.
He sees through our heart, not works or ‘doings’ because some works are from duty or even pride – and some from love for Him. Love is the magnet that attracts Him. Greatness or doing great things have no effect unless done with the heart. The widow with the two mites moved His heart. Obedience done as a duty or ritual doesn’t mean as much as obedience done because of love.
It all stems from the heart. That’s what makes the difference. That’s what touches His heart – for that is where truth lies.
The small can produce the great. Sometimes the smallest thing that we do for someone makes the greatest impression. Sometimes the smallest thing can move mountains and affect a heart. It’s hard to see the small sometimes, but when we do it can result in the great. Never despise the small, for the small can grow to become the great. The greatest things leave little room for expansion and growth. See the little things. Appreciate the little things. For the littlest thing can come from the biggest heart.
That’s where truth lies.