Here's a thought to ponder, "It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important." - Arthur Conan Doyle. Have you ever wondered why it is that small things make such a difference?  When we lived in Shafter, CA, we made very little as Bible workers for the church. We rented one of the parsonages that the church had for its workers.

It was an old home but livable and comfortable for our familial needs. There was, however, one major problem . . . ants. I remember buying food and on the morning of my excitement of consuming my Honey Nut Cheerios, I was appalled to find that my new cereal was being consumed by thousands of ants! My bread was being eaten, most of our counter food was infested with these little terrorists of joy.

Where did they come from? It didn't matter. What mattered was that my life, at the moment, was negatively affected by these ants. What if the same can be said in our spiritual lives? What if something as small as an ant can affect our connection with the Master Jesus? What if the damage caused takes years to repair? Would you not want to rid yourself of whatever might be causing that damage?

Of course we would, but why don't we? Why do we, as human beings, allow a little sin to live amongst us, with us, in us, when we know the outcome of its impact on our lives? Today we will learn of the impact of God attacking a small Egyptian deity and the reason why He does so. May we learn to take the axiom of Doyle seriously, little things are infinitely the most important.

So, until next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives!


Pastor Howard Tello