Is It A Small Thing

Moses: “Is it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself . . .” Numbers 16:9

Sons of Eliab: “Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you should keep acting like a prince over us?” Numbers 16:13

I read the above exchange and my hand flies to my mouth. Oh no, they didn’t really say that to Moses! But, oh yes, they did.

Oh Lord, teach me how small my circumstances are and how huge is the fact that You’ve brought me near to Yourself through the blood of Jesus. And here’s a simple poem . . .

No Small Thing

Is it a small thing
that You died for me,
can I easily ignore
Your cross on Calvary?
Or do I fall to the floor
each time I see
how much Your blood
has salvaged me?

That God has brought me into such a beautiful blogging community is no small thing to me either. Thank you and God bless you!


  1. Deb, You poem says it so well! His sacrifice is not a small thing – it is the biggest, most wonderful thing ever. And that He provides for us on top of that, bringing us into community with other believers for strength and wisdom, is no small thing, either. Peace, Linda

  2. Very moving, Deb! And the passage is a good reminder about how we treat those around us πŸ™‚

  3. This really was moving…and convicting. To think of what I deserved (death), but what Jesus provided (life)…I really should fall to the floor and worship Him.

    Thank you for this wonderful reminder! πŸ™‚


  4. Oh I agree . . .that we can come near to Him, that He separates us for Himself . . .allows us to glorify Him, hears us when we pray? Too much and too big for me. πŸ™‚ Like the fellowship of believers and how that blesses me! God bless you and the wisdom from Him that you share!

  5. I guess I had forgotten about this part of scripture. Mouthing off to Moses and disrespecting God . . .I wanted to jump in there and try to deter them. Like I need someone to do to me when my attitude needs adjusting! πŸ™‚

  6. I’m afraid I do make it a smaller thing than I should most days and make other things too big. Praying to get my self on the floor more. God bless you and your worship of Him!

  7. Hi Deb,
    A couple nights ago, during our family prayer time, I started to remind my family how we are ‘sinners saved by grace alone’ and keep asking God to let us never forget the greatest sacrifice He made for us. Like you so aptly said, ‘can we ignore your cross on Calvary’? No, for sure not and I pray we never will for it is the only reason I smile today for my hope is not in this world but in a living God who is Holy and worthy of our eternal praise. Thank you for reminding us of Jesus’ scarlet blood that washed us clean and robed us in heavenly whites for eternity.
    In Christ,

  8. “Oh Lord, teach me how small my circumstances are and how huge is the fact that You’ve brought me near to Yourself through the blood of Jesus.”

    Oh wow! Sometimes the circumstances look as high as mountains but through His eyes I find they fit under my thumb. It’s no small thing at all … it’s just the greatest event in history.

    Blessings, Deb

    Thank you so much.

  9. It’s such an amazing thing, isn’t it Deb, that the One can do such a thing … for me! The blood of Christ is upon me – amazing …. Thank you for your words and reminding me of the Glory!

  10. Love your family prayer times and how you keep it all about Him and what a big thing that is! God bless you and your family that is washed in Him!

  11. Oh Ann, these would come in the midst of your hard. But know that it’s much easier to say and pray than to walk. Praying for you as you walk it out today, making His sacrifice greater than yours. love you!

  12. God bless you Eric! I love your excitement and awe of Jesus! Thank you for spreading that wherever you go!

  13. Wonderful post!!

  14. Nothing is so small to a grateful heart and what He has done is sooo big that my heart can’t contain all my thanks!

    Thank you Deb for sharing the biggest thing!

  15. God bless you, wonderful poet! πŸ™‚

  16. I love your big happy heart, full of thanksgiving and joy that spills out all over blog-land! And God does too! πŸ™‚

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