TINY UNNOTICED MOMENTS
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19-21
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
One of my favorite things that I get to do is be a part of children’s salvation experiences. There is nothing in the world like the feeling of hearing a child give their heart to Jesus and seeing the joy on the parents’ faces. Although each experience is unique and personal, they each have one thing in common. Salvation is a pivotal moment in a person’s life.
Salvation is a life-changing moment when sin is covered by forgiveness; darkness cast out by light; death healed by life. This moment, as life-altering, as it is, is usually made up hundreds of tiny, unnoticed moments in a person’s life. God uses these tiny, unnoticed moments to pursue our hearts and teach us about His redeeming love.
For a lot of us, these moments start at an early age. These moments look like the times when we as babies were comforted by volunteers who gently held us in the nursery while our parents were in the worship service. They demonstrated God’s love toward us. Moments, when energetic toddlers and preschoolers were taught about David and Goliath and “Jesus Loves Me” over animal crackers. Moments when Sunday school teachers sacrificed their time in order to prepare a lesson to teach about God’s gift of salvation. Moments when tired AWANA volunteers spent hours thinking of fun and creative ways to help their clubbers hide God’s Word in their hearts. Moments when youth volunteers willingly dropped everything to pray with a youth that was struggling with a problem and needed to be reminded that they matter.
Each of these moments were created by people who willingly sacrificed their time, wants, and comfort to further the Kingdom of God. They have set their eyes on things above, storing up eternal treasures. Even when the results are not immediate, Jesus uses our willingness to serve through these tiny, unnoticed moments to draw others to Him.
Will you allow God to use your life in the tiny, unnoticed moments of someone else’s life to draw them closer to Jesus?