Doing the small things often get overlooked, but wonderful things can happen through the small things. Mother Teresa understood the power behind doing small things with love. Two of my favorite Mother Teresa quotes are about doing small things with love.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love”
“I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.”
So many times a small action by me has opened doors to more opportunities and more ministry. But today’s post is not about me. It is about some women from my church having an impact with what others may not think of as a big thing, but what they have done has blessed many.
This sign was posted in my church yesterday. Some women at my church grew a large vegetable garden at church. They gave the vegetables away with many of them going to refugee families living here in my city. Receiving the vegetables lets them know people in their new city care about them, helps them some with their food budget, and puts some healthy food on their tables.
The women also grow pumpkins in the garden. Each year they sell the pumpkins by donation and all proceeds go to a local ministry. This year they will donate the proceeds to a ministry that serves refugees in my city.
One of the women’s teenage kids participated by delivering vegetables to my class in the morning. It gave her three kids a chance to meet people from several countries and to see who receives the vegetables their mom helps grow. Last year the same thing happened with one of the other moms. For both families, their children learned a little about the rest of the world and refugees. Most importantly, their children learned about serving others.
Last summer and this summer when the children came to my class, I had them introduce themselves to my students and my students introduce themselves to the children. The children became an impromptu part of my lesson for the morning.
The women had fun growing the garden together. It was obvious as they smiled at a table at church while people came for vegetables. This year other joined in by donating produce they had bought. The garden ministry is growing, so more are being blessed.
God will show us small things we can do if we ask. We don’t have to be the famous preacher to make a difference. Dear reader, let’s ask God to show us small things we can do to show his love to those around us. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.