SMALL, SLOW, SIMPLE. These are the words of an Indian colleague at a meeting in Singapore – her strategy for equipping Christian healthcare workers as witnesses for Christ in East Asia.
Small, slow and simple is also the storyline of Christmas. Beginning with His coming as a small baby born in a manger, Jesus embodied this concept. He ministered by encountering people simply at their point of need. These “small, simple” encounters with the Eternal God transformed lives.
Jesus offers us this same simple strategy. He wants us, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to be salt, light and a witness for Him – small, slow and simple. In His parable of the mustard seed we see how “small and simple” can yield great things when the results are left in the hands of God.
The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all our seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches. (Matthew 13:31-32 NIV)
God takes the “small, slow and simple” and produces great things. That is how it began on that first Christmas day…. and to think that it yielded the salvation of the world.
Join me this week in celebrating this amazing reality.
Sharing the journey with you,