“‘GOD’ USES SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT ACTIONS TO CHANGE LIVES AND IMPACT THE WORLD IN WAYS WE MAY NEVER REALIZE.”
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (NCV)
5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 Always remember these commands I give you today.
7 Teach them to your children, and talk about them when you sit at home and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Write them down and tie them to your hands as a sign. Tie them on your forehead to remind you, 9 and write them on your doors and gates.
A poor Scottish farmer by the name of FLEMING was working in his field one day when he heard a cry coming from a nearby bog. Immediately he dropped his tools and rushed toward the sound of the cries.
When he got to the bog, he saw a terrified young boy trying to fight his way out of the thick black muck, with very little success. Farmer Fleming waded into the bog, grabbed the young boy, and saved him from what would have been a slow and painful death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Fleming’s small, rundown farmhouse. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
“I want to repay you” said the nobleman. “You saved my son’s life.”
“No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,” Fleming replied. At that moment, a young boy came to the door of the farmhouse.
“Is that your son?” the nobleman asked.
“Yes,” replied the farmer.
“I have a proposition for you,” the nobleman continued. “Let me take your son with me and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he will grow to be a man you can be proud of.”
Knowing what an expensive education could mean for his son, Farmer Fleming accepted the offer. In time, his son graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London and became known throughout the world as SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING, the discoverer of penicillin.
But that’s not the end of the story. Years later, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pneumonia. His life was saved by…penicillin.
The nobleman’s name was LORD RANDOLF CHURCHILL. His son’s name was WINSTON.
Yes, that WINSTON CHURCHILL.
DO YOU EVER WONDER IF WHAT YOU DO MAKES ANY REAL DIFFERENCE TO ANYONE?
Parents were to pass down to their children and grandchildren an awesome and healthy fear of God, an attentive ear to His voice, and a life of obedience.
This kind of encompassing love for God is authentic. You can’t fake it.
Parents who model this love will forever impact their children for good.
History has proven over and over that ‘GOD’ USES SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT ACTIONS TO CHANGE LIVES AND IMPACT THE WORLD IN WAYS WE MAY NEVER REALIZE. NOTHING WE DO FOR ‘GOD’ IS INSIGNIFICANT.
HISTORICAL REVELATION HAS MEANING
BEYOND THE GENERATION WHICH EXPERIENCES
THE DIVINE ACT OF DELIVERANCE.