Steve Siler of Music for the Soul is back with another song of the month. This month, he reflects upon the acts of worship we perform through little acts of kindness done for those in need. Most months, Shelly Beach writes a devotion to accompany the song of the month, but she was tied up with a writing deadline. So Steve wrote the devotion himself.
The Little Things
American loves spectacle.
Not just a football game. Not even just the national championship football game. But the SUPER Bowl, complete with a mega-sized American flag, an F-15 flyover, fireworks, and a halftime show by Bruce Springsteen.
Stores don’t fit on street corners anymore. They are now the size of small towns. At my market your milk is in danger of spoiling before you can even get to vegetable aisle. A marketing campaign for a major store chain proudly proclaims they have “MORE OF EVERYTHING!”
The message is definitely “bigger is better.” And yet most of us, know that really isn’t true.
One morning recently I noticed a little purple flower no bigger than a nickel. I stopped and really looked at it. This tiny living thing was offering it’s blessing quietly. No fanfare, no hyperbole. All that was required for it to share its gift of beauty was for me to take notice of it.
As I thought about it I realized that this little flower was a miracle. There are so many miracles in our everyday miracles that we sometimes fail to take note of them; in my own case often rushing right past in search of a BIGGER miracle.
Unfortunately that tendency can quickly turn to rushing right past human beings as well. I wrote this song Little Things, as a reminder to myself to take the time to see the miracles and the opportunities to love that are all around me each and everyday.
Listen to Steve’s New Song
To hear the song, click on The Little Things. If it touches you, leave a comment about how it changed your view of the little things, the little acts of worship that please God more than the big, showy things do.