Inspiration from Team Hally Supporter Denise Stout

By March 4, 2019 Uncategorized

Do little things or little actions really matter?

A little thing changed the course of my life. A little action first changed my brother’s life, which then changed my parents’ lives, which then changed my life. That little thing was a Vacation Bible School (VBS) flyer left at our front door in a suburb of Chicago.

My mom read the flyer and was so excited to hear about a church providing a free two-week program for kids, as the Catholic church my parents attended didn’t offer many activities for kids. So, she sent my older brother and sister to VBS at the Bible church that left the flyer.

Through that two week program, my siblings heard the Bible taught. My brother was the first to respond to the message of the Gospel and the saving message of Jesus. My mom went to the VBS closing program and became involved in a Bible study. Within a few weeks, my mom became a follower of Jesus too. Not long after, my dad became a believer too. (I was only two at the time, but at the age of nine, I also trusted Jesus as my Savior. A few more sisters were born, grew up and accepted Jesus too.)

So, yes, little things do matter. To reach my family, God used “little” things: a VBS flyer, a church building, a VBS volunteer, a church bus driver. He used other things too, like prayer, a pastor’s message, and God’s Word. My brother was the first to follow Jesus. And the first to see Jesus face-to-face. Little did we know that less than 10 years after he became a Jesus-follower, that he would be in heaven. What a difference that little flyer, faithful believers, and God’s precious Word made in so many lives!

Be encouraged because God weaves all the little things and all the big things together for His glory. Keep being a faithful Jesus follower; keep sharing Jesus; keep sharing God’s Word. It matters for eternity.

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