I received a card through the mail from the leader of my BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) small group. She wanted to remind me that God would watch over me.
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15
When I received the note, I smiled. I thought it was a kind gesture.
And then I found out that she died only a few days ago. I don’t know the details. I don’t know if she had been sick this summer. Or if it was sudden.
But I do know that her encouragement struck me a little deeper. She took time out of her last moments to spread God’s love and kindness. And I wouldn’t be surprised if she sent out these notes of kindness to every one of those ladies in our group.
In that prospective, I am embarrassed at the preoccupied thoughts of my happiness, my children, my marriage, my obligations…
But so many times, I have stood in this place. And wanted to be a bigger part of God’s master plan. Wanted to teach my children more of His love. Wanted to show more of His love.
But today, I stand no longer. I am down on my knees. And begging God to move me to action.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
But as I stare at this letter, God’s big plans are not always BIG actions. Sometimes His love comes in tiny packages.
And sometimes in an envelope.