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“God does big things with small deeds.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2011-05-02) from his book, Cure for the Common Life(p. 115). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I don’t know how you feel about what you are doing and how it can make a difference.You may feel that it is so small and not even worth the effort.
Max says, “Begin. Just begin! What seems small to you might be huge to someone else. Just ask Bohn Fawkes. During World War II, he piloted a B-17. On one mission he sustained flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. Even though his gas tanks were hit, the plane did not explode, and Fawkes was able to land the plane.
“On the morning following the raid, Fawkes asked his crew chief for the German shell. He wanted to keep a souvenir of his incredible good fortune. The crew chief explained that not just one but eleven shells had been found in the gas tanks, none of which had exploded.
“Technicians opened the missiles and found them void of explosive charge. They were clean and harmle…

“God does uncommon works through common deeds.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2011-05-02) from his book, Cure for the Common Life (p. 113). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Max is a great storyteller.He continues this thought with this one.
He says, “A friend of mine saw proof of this truth as he cared for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Being a physician, he gave his time and talent to treat some of the 12,500 New Orleans evacuees who ended up in San Antonio.
“One survivor told him a riveting story. As the waters rose around his house, this New Orleanian swam out a window. With two children clinging to his back, the man found safe refuge atop the tallest building in the neighborhood. Other people joined him on the roof. Soon a small circle of people huddled together on what would be their home for three days until they were rescued.
“After an hour on the building, the man realized he was on a church. He patted the rooftop and announced to the others, ‘We are on holy ground.’ His news …

“All boats belong to Christ.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2011-05-02) from his book, Cure for the Common Life (p. 97). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This is a very good thought in realizing how we need to view our work.
Max says, “Your boat is where you spend your day, make your living, and to a large degree live your life. The taxi you drive, the horse stable you clean, the dental office you manage, the family you feed and transport—this is your boat. Christ shoulder-taps us and reminds: ‘You drive my truck.’ ‘You preside in my courtroom.’‘You work on my job site.’ ‘You serve my hospital wing.’ To us all, Jesus says, ‘Your work is my work.’”
Max goes on, “Have you seen the painting The Angelus by Jean-François Millet? It portrays two peasants praying in their field. A church steeple sits on the horizon, and a light falls from heaven. The rays do not fall on the church, however. They don’t fall on the bowed heads of the man and woman. The rays of the sun fall on…