4th Sunday Advent | Year C
Micah 5:1-4a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45
Unarine Ramaru, a South African from Pretoria, a well known publisher, once said: “Maybe when we stop looking at blessings as abundance, we’ll start appreciating the little we have.” There is so much obsession to be the most glamorous, most powerful and most rich.
But it was from a little town, the least of the 12 tribes, in ordinary human form, in the womb of a woman, a simple visit, a simple message and a simple yes, set off a great event, the great Christ Event, the birth of the Saviour of the World. The little things that happen to us are connected and so, we are to slowdown and make connections. Stop seeing in pieces. The little events are connected; they do not collide.
Micah, the Hebrew writer, Elizabeth or John Baptist while in the womb, experienced the visits. They made connections and with their yes, they sparked off big events. We need this energising, assuring and life-uplifting visits. The Israelites felt abandoned and longed for that electrical feel. The visits made a difference in their lives.
A few points for us to consider:
- Appreciate the little things that happen to us. Stop looking for the big, the sensational, the glamorous or even the instant ready-made.
- Savour the Moment. The initiative and the gift that God is giving. Stop trying to see what you have to do or payback. His sacrifice is what saved us not our sacrifices.
- Make haste. Be like Mary to respond to the needy, who needs us the most. Stop waiting or procrastinating.
- Connect the little things and events. See the unfolding. Stop resisting. Stop trying to stay out of the picture.
None of us are too small, too little for the Our Saving God. We are His essentials in His Big Plan. NOTHING IS TOO LITTLE FOR GOD!