Crumbs and Mustard Seeds
Matthew 15:27 And she said, “Truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.”
Luke 17:6 “If ye had the faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” We have two stories of how little things can make a big difference. Just a crumb that fell from the Master’s table was enough to heal her demon-possessed daughter. Faith, only as big as a mustard seed, could move mighty things. Yet there is enough energy in uranium, the size of a man’s hand, to light the city of Los Angeles for a month.
Zechariah 4:10 tells us not to despise the day of small beginnings. It is amazing how much time Jesus spent one on one with people. We don’t even know their names, like the woman at the well, or the blind man that was healed. Almost whole entire chapters are given to these stories.
What would be a crumb that falls from our table? A buck or two, or an hour and a half a week? Could you afford to remember the homeless without making the poor man beg you for a bone? Could you carry a gift card from McDonald’s to give to the one who is asking for help?
Do to the one what you would like to do to the multitude.
If you can’t feed a hundred, then just feed one.
The wise men travelled two years to bring three gifts to the child Jesus. Do you think you can cross a street, or a parking lot to show Christ’s love in even a little way?
Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.