The Little Firefly "And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." Matthew 10:42 God is glorified by obedience to His will in LITTLE things. They most glorify God, who, without the often false incentive of outward and ulterior motives, gladly perform their humble, unostentatious deeds and services--which are unacknowledged and unapplauded by the world. Such, assuredly, will not be unowned or rejected by the Great Recompenser, because they have nothing better or costlier to offer. Motive is everything with the omniscient Heart-searcher! And He is satisfied, if we fulfill with a good conscience our apportioned place and lot, however lowly that may be. The little firefly, illuminating its little sphere, is one of the tiniest lamps in God's magnificent Temple of night--a mere 'glimmering spark' compared with the nobler Altar-fires of moon and stars, in the same great sanctuary. But that tiny insect is content to shine with the luster assigned to it, in its humble place in the universe--and the Creator is glorified by it. "She has done what she could"; is the divine word of approval. The 'widow's mite' and the 'cup of cold water' are owned and accepted by God. And the 'intention' and 'desire' would be accepted, if there were no mite and no cup to give. -John MacDuff (The Story of Naaman the Assyrian) ---------------- The Lord knows your heart. Be faithful with what you have been given first; there will be more glorious things to follow. Have a blessed weekend! In His perfect love, Chanin