“It’s the little things that make the little difference that eventually make the big difference.”
I heard this from Craig Jutila, a kids pastor from Southern California. Though I couldn’t get it at first, I gave it some thought, and it began to make a lot of sense. We are not after the mind-blowing, earth-shattering, tidal-wave-building ideas. It’s really the small bricks that we put down one at a time that will ultimately make an excellent edifice.
What separates a four-star hotel from a five-star hotel is not the big things; it’s the little things that make the little difference that ultimately make the big difference:
* It’s the key card instead of the traditional key.
*It’s the automatic light that turns on when we pull the cabinet open instead of having to look for the light switch.
* It’s the Crabtree & Evelyn shampoo in the bathroom instead of the generic, no name bottle.
* It’s the remote control for the TV instead of the rotary switch.
The Bible says, "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might" (Ecclesiastes 9:10). King Solomon tells us to do our best with whatever God puts in our hands, whether it’s the big stuff or the little stuff.
As we train and disciple the next generation, it is the little things we do that make a whole lot of difference—a smile, a greeting, a hug, an extra prop to explain the lesson better, background music to make the skit more exciting, an extra clean mat for the toddlers to crawl on . . . It’s the little things that make a little difference that eventually make the big difference.