How many times have you heard the saying, “A little goes a long way”? Or how about this one, “It’s the little things that count”? We all know that little acts of kindness can make a huge difference in the lives of others. I wonder if the home owner of the Upper Room realized how much of an impact he would have on the Kingdom of God? You ask, “What are you talking about?” Let me explain.

You see, in Matthew’s Gospel we read that when Jesus went into Jerusalem, the disciples were asking where they should go to observe the Passover. He told the disciples that they would find a man and they should tell him that the “Master wants to observe the Passover and has need of your home”. Now I have no idea how God prepared that man to agree to let Jesus and the disciples use that room, but he simply said yes. To him it was a little thing and yet to this day millions have gone to Jerusalem to find that man’s home and that particular room. It was in that Upper Room that Jesus taught the disciples about His death, it was there that He transformed the Passover into the Lord’s Supper. There, Judas would dip his bread into the same bowl as Jesus.

A little act of kindness changed that man’s life and so many others.

Never discount the little opportunities God gives you each day to bless others or to simply serve Him. Never discount that time when you said yes – “I’ll teach that children’s class since the teacher is sick”. Never discount it when someone called on you and you answered, giving what you had to help. Never discount the times you “gave someone a hand”. When you drop a bag of candy in a bin at church for one of our community events, it makes a difference.

We get caught up in wanting to do the big things, but God is pleased when we are like that home owner who gave his upstairs room to this man they called Jesus and His followers. Be alert and pay attention so that when God asks you to give up something small, you say yes.

Remember to pray for Connie, Linda Dobyn’s sister, who discovered that she has kidney cancer. Linda asks that we pray that the cancer doesn’t spread before they can do surgery. Remember to pray for volunteers to join our mission teams to Cuba and South Dakota. Right now we only have a couple of folks interested in going to South Dakota so pray that God will call out the called.

Don’t forget – tonight Brother Jake’s Brick Oven Creations will be on campus so come early and grab supper before heading to Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.

See you this evening,

Pastor Carl