Simple Gifts: Humble Gestures with Profound Meaning

God often uses something simple to guide us to do something significant…

To be honest, it slipped my mind.

In a world where stickers adorn computers, Stanley mugs, and countless other items, one small sticker with a Bible verse caught my attention. Recognizing it was a perfect fit for a friend, I purchased it, wrote a card, sent it off in the mail, and didn’t give it another thought.

A week later, I was reminded of my simple gesture when I received a lengthy email from the recipient. Unbeknownst to me, she was grappling with life’s hardships, making work nearly unbearable. That modest sticker became a gentle reminder of God’s promises for her, illuminating a path where darkness had lingered for too long.

Over time, I’ve learned that a sticker sent on an ordinary day can have more significance than an elaborate gift on a special occasion.

This week, take some time to reflect on how you’ve shared God’s love with your colleagues and students in simple ways. How have you transformed ordinary moments into extraordinary opportunities for outreach with colleagues, students, and parents? By slowing down and appreciating these moments without guilt or comparison, you not only find delight but also follow God’s plan for you.

As you embark on a journey of embracing simple acts, remember the unique gifts and talents God has bestowed upon you. Rather than dwelling on what you lack, acknowledge the value in your contributions, no matter how small they may seem.

Too often, I get caught up in the things I am not good at and forget the gifts I do have. Staff potlucks? I may not be able to provide a well-thought-out dish, but I am the go-to for paper plates, utensils, and clean-up. Birthdays and Anniversaries….even if they are on my calendar, I still might miss them. But when it comes to reaching out to a friend years after the loss of a loved one, I always seem to remember.

Don’t doubt the gifts God has given you, and don’t compare your gifts with those of others. However small, He is using them for something great!

What gifts have you shared with others that seemed small at the time, but ended up being significant? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!

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