This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the power of small acts. In particular, small acts of kindness. Sometimes our minds can be wired to think that major blessings stem from major acts. This is not always the case. Many times we might go the extra mile for someone or inconvenience ourselves in a way that the other person will never know; although, God always knows.
I had this thought as I was reading in Genesis 24, where Abraham directs his servant to go back to Abraham’s hometown to find a wife for his son, Isaac. The servant loads up ten camels with all sorts of gifts for the future wife. When he reaches this small town at the end of his journey, he meets a woman named Rebekah and asks her for a drink of water.
She not only provides him a drink of water, but offers water to all the servant’s camels. We can only assume to what extent Rebekah inconvenienced herself because of all the trips she had to make back and forth to the stream to provide water for the ten camels.
Shortly thereafter, the servant asked Rebekah if she would marry Isaac, and she said – “Yes!” It’s interesting how Rebekah starts out in a servant’s role, but when she leaves town she leaves with servants of her own. As the future daughter-in-law of Abraham, she is now a very rich young woman.
The Words that inspire me are, “Whoever brings blessings will be enriched and one who waters, will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)
Tomorrow, let’s talk about the good times. Please share this reflection with others as they also desire to be inspired.
So today, remember, that if no one else sees your small acts of kindness or sacrifice, God does.
Amen Sue Webb! Your acts of kindness to me are numerous and God knows. I thank him for you. Hallelujah!
And, I thank Him for you! God Bless
I love this story and message – wonderful!