Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Matthew 10:42

"And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward."
Matthew 10:42

One of the traditions in my family on Christmas Eve is to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas out loud.  It gets pretty funny, because most of us have it memorized, and so it is all about HOW you read it. :)  Anyway, this year my brother was reading it quite despairingly, and he got to the part where Cindy-Lou Who discovers the Grinch taking their Christmas tree... she'd gotten out of bed for a cup of cold water. :)  And he got her the drink and he sent her to bed... and I thought of this scripture.  I know, maybe it is a lame analogy, but there was the Grinch, being bad... trying to steal Christmas... and he got little Cindy-Lou a drink.  :)  So there must have been something redeeming underneath there all along... even before his heart grew three sizes. :)  I think about that, and wonder if the little things that we do every day are the real things that matter.  The smile we offer to someone else, the compliment, ... the drink of cold water. :)  I know that we try to be overly dramatic in other things, maybe in this too.  We get so busy looking around for some big dramatic thing to do that God will write down in his book... but what really matters are the little things that we do for each other, day in and day out.  Today is one of those dramatic giving days... but let's remember to give of ourselves in small ways every day.  Let's get a little child a drink of cold water for starters. :)

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