The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. -Emerson
It taxes my limited mind to consider all the implications of this simple statement.
How many small, seemingly insignificant actions on my part have great impact, both good and bad, on others? Who knows if that encouraging word spoken to a teenager will inspire him to accomplish great things in his life? Who knows if that quick retort, “Not now, I’m busy!” will weigh heavy on a child’s mind helping crush his self-esteem?
But then again, who knows when you give your life to Christ and subsequently teach others who have come to love and obey they Lord, who then teach others who come to love and obey the Lord, and so on, that the world might come to know Christ?
Jehovah is a God of “little things”. He is beyond measure, yet He chose the weak, foolish, lowly-esteemed and rejected to be His children. Dare we be so bold as to assume that someone or some task is of little importance to Him? Consider all the little people who are the heroes of the Bible. Consider the methods employed to initiate and spread the Gospel. Who knows the limits of our accomplishments?
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God…for since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe…But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are….(1 Corinthians 1:18, 21, 27, 28).
Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.