Words from the Heart for Sunday August 19th, 2018
Suppose you can be trusted with something very little. Then you can also be trusted with something very large. But suppose you are not honest with something very little. Then you will also not be honest with something very large.
Luke 16:10 (NIRV)
Trusted with Something Very Large
In the garden, the first two partners God made failed Him. They failed to fulfill the instructions He gave. As the Lord’s partners today we are called to be faithful stewards. Sometimes, we become careless in the small things thinking they don’t really matter. But, they do. Faithfulness in the small things prepares us for greater partnership with the Lord.
The Big Nickel is a nine-metre replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, located at the grounds of the Dynamic Earth science museum in Sudbury. The idea for the Big Nickel began in 1963 when 28 year old Sudbury firefighter, Ted Szilva, read of a contest asking Sudbury residents how the City should celebrate the upcoming Canadian Centennial. Szilva put forward the suggestion for a major tourist attraction featuring a giant replica of a five-cent coin, an underground mine and a mining science centre.
Someone wisely said that it is in the little things that we prove who we really are. I learned that when I was a boy and had a paper route. The amount of money that I collected each week wasn’t very much but my parents taught me to account for every penny. They taught me a Biblical principle – if people can’t trust me with the little things, when I get older, they will not trust me with greater things. Jesus taught this in Luke 16:10, “Suppose you can be trusted with something very little. Then you can also be trusted with something very large. But suppose you are not honest with something very little. Then you will also not be honest with something very large.” Once trust is broken it is almost impossible to get back. Each day others put their faith and trust in us. If we are followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to live a life of honesty and integrity so that others will see the difference that He makes in our lives. How can you be completely trustworthy in all of your dealings with others today?
These have been words from the heart.