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God Uses You...Making An Impact on Those Around You!

Matthew 18:10 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Wandering Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. Mon. August 3 - Matthew 18:10 Set aside the idea that we have “guardian angels” for now (I am not really sure what Jesus means by this). In the original Greek language that the Gospel of Matthew was written is, Jesus uses the word “mikron” which is where we get our English word microscope, microphone, and microwave. A microscope helps us see extremely tiny particles like viruses that even though they seem small and insignificant are incredibly powerful, even dangerous. You know, like that Covid-19 virus or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)! Who seems “small” or “little” to you? Who do you look over or pass up? Maybe you feel small, little, and passed over. Or maybe you feel that the things you do each and every day are small, little and insignificant. What Jesus wants to make crystal clear is this: “little ones” who seem useless by the standards of this world are precious in the eyes of God and small, little, and seemingly insignificant actions like love, patience, and kindness are how God uses us to make an incredible impact in this world.

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