It’s May, the month we listen for the sounds of baby birds as they cry for mama to bring more food. We reach out eagerly to touch the downy, yellow chicks and stroke the fur of soft, cuddly kittens. Along creek banks, frog eggs become tiny tadpoles, and in the forests, those pretty little fawns are waiting patiently for mama to come back with more food. We do love the little things, don’t we?
Many folks don’t care much for dogs or cats, but eyes light up at the sight of puppies and kittens. We never like the storms and the fury of life, but little things slip through the cracks and sneak into our hearts.
A man was walking along a road one day and met a little boy who was sobbing, the tears splashed down his dusty face. “What’s wrong, young man,” he asked.
“I was supposed to bring the change home, but I lost the money. Daddy will be mad!”
The man reached into his pocket and put some coins down in the grassy place beside the road. Then together they hunted for the money.
“Here it is!” cried the boy. “Now I can go home.”
A little thing, perhaps, but not to the little boy.
All of us have had bad times when we have been too proud to ask for help when we really needed it, but when a kindness is given, it means so much. It may be a little thing, such as a warm handshake, a phone call or some other act of caring. But these little things end up moving that mountain to the person who needs it.
The Bible tells about little things.. Jesus said that giving a cup of cold water to someone who needs it, will not go unrewarded.