* * Big events tend to grab our attention! * *
Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes dominate the headlines.
These "big and loud" occurrences can be life-altering and are often punctuated by emphatic exclamation points!!
The majority of our lives, though, are lived in regular print between sturdy little periods.
Big events and milestones are often memory makers, but what happens in the ordinary day-to-day is important, too.
Lives can be impacted greatly in the small moments of our everyday interactions.
When a child falls hard and scrapes her knees, her daddy swoops in and offers band-aids and a kiss.
When a son gets his feelings hurt by something mean an opposing soccer player said to him, a mom comforts with reassuring words and a gentle pat on the back.
When a mom gets stressed out by having to repeat something for the umpteenth time as she's trying to get kids out the door, her sensitive son gives her a long hug.
Small gestures can restore our equilibrium. Kind words can soften hearts and deter grudges from building. A whispered "sorry" can soothe the hurt from a harsh comment or impulsive action.
The Lord has shown us His power through incredible feats like the burning bush, the 10 plagues of Egypt, and the flood that Noah survived.
Yet, He has also shown His mercy and grace in quiet ways like providing manna for the Israelites in the desert and softening the father's heart toward his prodigal son.
Jesus quieted tumultuous storms with a simple whisper.
We can have peace in knowing that God is with us in the big upheavals of our lives. We can also have comfort in knowing He is with us in the daily skirmishes that may bruise our spirits.
He's always ready to draw us into His grace with a gentle whisper.
That's good news whatever the headlines may be!
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