Sometimes we don’t think the little things we do matter, but they do. Little deeds are often a part of a bigger blessing. I experienced such a blessing this past weekend.
I’m on the worship team at my church. This past Sunday, I needed to arrive early for our rehearsal as the weather had caused us to cancel our practice earlier in the week. Nothing had been set up and this would be our only practice prior to the service. All of the service’s media files were on my jump drive, which was with me. And … my car was undeniably dead!
I called our sound tech to tell her I would be late and wasn’t sure I could email the service files as the software we use was not on the computer that was connected to the internet at our home, but that I’d try to figure something out. This is where the blessing blossomed. She informed the team of my situation and then set about starting up my system, turning on the monitors and opening the programs I use. One of our other team members called his wife and had her send their son to pick me up and deliver me to church. While I was hurriedly trying to upload all the files and prep for service (with 15 minutes to go), another team member met with a member of our church’s leadership just after the run through. My family had a fairly important gathering planned after church, but I had no way to get there. Yet another team member heard me mention that and offered to drive me there before I even had a chance to ask anyone. Just after the service, one of the men in our church came up to me and said he’d been told about my car problem and would like to look at it that afternoon. I gave him the key. While I was at the family gathering, he called to say that my battery was totally dead and that he’d put in a new one. Finances have been real tough lately, so this was a significant concern for me. When I asked how much I owed him, he said “nothing” -- because the church’s benevolence committee had authorized him to purchase it on my behalf.
When I got home, my car started like a race car – better than it ever has since I’ve owned it.
God blesses us daily, but all too often, it isn’t until we endure trials that we see those blessings shine in our lives. It’s like trying to see the beam of a flashlight in the sunshine as opposed to in the nighttime. I may not be rich in the “stuff” of this life, but I am rich in the blessings of God poured on me continually through the Body of Christ and His grace and mercy, and also in the joy of knowing and serving my Lord. How amazing is His constant love for us! Halleluah!