Thursday, December 11, 2008

Small and Simple

"It's just the little things...." Just another time-worn cliche, or is it? The reason this statement has stood the test of time is that it is based on true principles.

".......And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things."
1 Nephi 16:29

".....And out of small things proceedeth that which is great."
D&C 64:33

"......a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm..."
D&C 123:16

Today my heart is full of gratitude for the small and simple things that assist me daily in my own private struggles and heartaches. For the people I have met, the words others have written, the casual conversations that come just at the right moment, the private whisperings of the Spirit to comfort me in trials, the scripture that pops out in a time of need. They let me know that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and loves my family.

My challenge to you today is to look for those tender mercies that may go overlooked daily as we rush through life-especially this time of year. Maybe the small and simple isn't quite so small and simple after all.