The Day of Small Things

For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice. Zechariah 4:10a

I ran across this verse recently and it spoke to me somehow. Maybe it is because I feel like I am immersed in day after day of “small things,” the mundane tasks that need to get done.

doing laundryEngaging in the “small things” of life over and over again like doing laundry, paying bills, cooking meals, mowing the lawn, opening the garage, gassing up the car, running errands can wear me down sometimes.

So I find solace in the fact that the book of Zechariah acknowledges that there are those who have “despised the day of small things.” I am not alone!

Yet Zechariah assures us that we despisers of small things will rejoice. Why? Because the eyes of the Lord will “range through the whole earth“ (Zechariah 4:10b).

Our Lord is taking care of the big picture and making sure that the grand scheme of things is coming together.

We are not on some hamster wheel going nowhere. We are on forward-moving trajectory that is taking us ever closer to the hallways of heaven, where the purpose and meaning for all the small things in life will come full circle at the foot of the throne of our crucified and risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who became small for us that we might live large in his presence, praising him forevermore for his abundant grace, mercy and peace.

So don’t be frustrated by the small things, but remind yourself day by day that they are bringing you ever closer to the Last Day, when we will live life to the fullest for Christ for all eternity.

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