Wednesday - Another theme this story covers is found in it's title, ONE SMOOTH STONE. You see, it wasn't being found out that changed Alex, nor was it the inheritance. These were simply things that happened to him. What changed him were those small things that normally would go unnoticed, yet for Alex they were life-changing. One of those small things was one smooth stone.
How like the world it is to try to lever strength, fame or money to their advantage. People are so filled with ideas of their own self-importance that they lose site of just how worthless they are. Those of us who know God through Jesus find our worth in the Son of God, not in ourselves. We also look to God for other things of worth. The apostle Paul writes in 1st Corinthians 1:27, "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." It's the little things that God uses to display His might and power. Think for a moment. The King of Glory needed to come into our world to offer us His mercy and grace. He could have chosen to do so in any number of ways. If a world leader were to choose to do something similar they would have put on such a display of force or such pomp and circumstance that the world couldn't miss it. Yet God chose to come upon the stage as a baby, but not just any baby, but the child of poor people. He was even born in a stable. Jesus is our example. If He, who is God over all, chose to lower Himself that the glory of God might be revealed so also should we humble ourselves so the glory of God might also be revealed in us.
If God Himself reveals Himself in what we would ordinarily think ordinary and small then we should expect to find Him revealing Himself likewise in the ordinary, the small things that surround us. The grass of the fields speak of His glory, so also does the fingerprints on your hand. Nothing is too small to be used by God to speak of His glory...not even one smooth stone.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010