In Ohio stands a courthouse that has an unusual location. Raindrops that fall on the north side of the building go into Lake Ontario and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while those falling on the south side go into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. At precisely the point of the peak of the roof, just a gentle puff of wind can determine the destiny of many raindrops. It will make a difference of more than 2,000 miles as to their final destination.
The spiritual application is clear. By the smallest deed or choice of words we might set in motion influences that could change the course of others’ lives here and now, and could also affect their eternal destiny.
There are two sides to this truth. An unkind word or a thoughtless act can do much damage. On the other hand, a kind word, a helpful deed, a pat on the back, a sincere testimony for Christ, an invitation to church, or a solemn warning may accomplish much good. Any one of these little things could encourage, give renewed hope, and even be used of God to bring a person to Christ.
So let’s remember that courthouse, that puff of wind, and those tiny raindrops. Let’s pay attention to the big little things in our lives that can point others to Christ!
In all the little things of life,
O Lord, please help me be
A person who can show the way
And guide them all to Thee. —Anon.
Life’s big turning points often hinge on little things.
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