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Summary: All a mighty oak tree is--- a nut that stood it's ground through dry times, storms and hard times. If your presence matters? Does your absence matter?

DO LITTLE LIGHTS MATTER?…

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

IF YOUR PRESENCE MATTERS, THINK ABOUT: DOES YOUR ABSENCES MATTER?

Text: Luke 13:18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

If a tiny virus like CORONA (Covid 19) can create a big impact, imagine what a mustard seed of faith can do…

There was a man that went out to eat. He stopped at a franchise where they sold fried chicken. He ordered fried chicken for the young lady with him and for himself. The man then proceeded to the park where they would enjoy the chicken together. When the man opened the box of chicken it was full of thousands of dollars. The manager of the franchise was preparing the bank deposit and he always hid the money in a chicken box for fear of being robbed.

When the man and woman saw all the money they decided to take the chicken box of money back to the store. The man felt sorry for the manager so he and the woman drove back and returned the box of money. The manager was so happy and thankful for the returned money. The manager was amazed by the honesty and integrity of the man. The man was so good and honest thought the manager.

The manager appreciated the good man that he got the phone to make a call. So the manager asked the man to please wait a few minutes. The manager was going to call the TV station to put on the news about this honest, good man. The man respectfully declined the offer. The manager said why? The man bowed his head and said: I AM SO SORRY I CAN’T DO THIS. I AM MARRIED AND THIS YOUNG WOMAN IS NOT MY WIFE.

LITTLE THINGS MATTER… THE MIGHTY OAK IS A SMALL NUT THAT STOOD ITS GROUND. HOW SAD THAT MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING THAT REALLY MATTERS?

Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:23 (NLT2) “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

LITTLE THINGS MATTER… ANGELS WERE ON THE WAY TO DESTROY SODOM AND GOMORRAH…

ABRAHAM ENTERTAINED JESUS AND ANGELS… HE INTERCEDED FOR LOT AND HIS FAMILY…

Genesis 18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

DO LITTLE THINGS MATTER? ABRAHAM NEEDS A WIFE FOR HIS SON, ISAAC… HE SENDS HIS SERVANT BACK HOME… THE SERVANT PRAYS… LORD I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FIND A WIFE… LET A GIRL COME AND OFFER US WATER… BEFORE HIS PRAYER WAS FINISHED A BEAUTIFUL GIRL OFFERS HIM WATER,

Genesis 24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

REBECCA IS THE ANSWER TO THE PRAYER… A LITTLE WATER.

LITTLE THINGS MATTER… THE MASTER HAD A PLAN AND PICKED OUT THE SMALL SEED… SEEMS GOD LOVES LITTLE THINGS TO CONFOUND THE WISE?

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

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