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“In sickness and in health” is a phrase that’s part of traditional wedding vows. Most of the people saying those words have little idea what that involves. The reality sets in later. I’m thankful for my dear husband, who has waited on me patiently over the last week or so of my illness. My short bout doesn’t amount to much compared to what some of you have experienced.

There are lots of causes for sickness. I’m not a doctor, a nurse, or a scientist. But I know there are tiny, microbial bacteria that live in our bodies. Some are beneficial. Some are harmful and cause disease. How can these little unseen beings have such an impact on our lives? This part of God’s creation is astounding.

Size doesn’t seem to matter to the Master, though. He who carved out mountains and canyons also designed infinitesimal objects. And they all have significance. He, of course, sees things from a different perspective than we do. We begin to understand that when we view things from an airplane. Or how about pictures from space? Suddenly this “huge” earth seems like a little ball.

Sometimes I view my existence as very tiny. I wonder how God can even see me. I’m just a tiny speck of dust travelling through space and time. But over and over, God’s word assures me that I do matter. I am significant. 

We can each have a powerful influence over the lives around us. And when we are bound together, that influence becomes even more profound. So don’t minimize what your life may be about today. Are you small in the grand scheme of things? It doesn’t matter. You can affect people negatively or positively. Which will it be for you today?


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