Small Things Done with Great Love

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward. (Matthew 10:42)

We live in a society with fast changes. Newly improved products keep coming to the market. Car models and fashions change. But the principles of love and relationship don’t.

I rarely read CNN news, but this recent story on May 5 surely caught my eyes with its title: “Woman, 88, waved to students from her window for years. They gathered outside her home for one final goodbye.”

Here’s the story:

Davidson, 88, moved to Comox, British Columbia, with her husband in 2007, according to CNN's news partner CBC. Their home was near a high school, and every morning the couple would wave to the students passing by on the way to school. She developed a friendship with the students, and some would come and visit her at home, CBC reported Friday.

She continued the morning ritual even after her husband died. "I just liked the look of the children and they all looked in and I thought, 'If they're looking in, I'll wave to them,' and that's how it started," Davidson told CBC.

Davidson will be moving to an assisted living home, and will not be able to wish the neighborhood students well as they make their morning trek to school.

So last week, hundreds of students carrying signs and flowers walked together to Davidson's home, stood on her lawn and blew her a collective kiss as she looked on from her porch, CBC said. They carried colorful signs adorned with love hearts.

What a story! As Mother Teresa said, not all of us can do great things, but we all can do small things with great love. God will not ask how many good things you have done in your life. Rather he will ask how much love you put into what you did.

In our ministry to the Chinese, it’s in the daily grind of small things that our Chinese friends see God’s love in action. God can use the small things we do to change a country as big as China.

May God find us faithful and not growing weary in doing good.

-- Daniel Su, COM President