Small Deeds Of Ordinary Folk
Many people are fearful of the times we are living in, and yet God placed us at this point in history. He knew what the world would be like in 2017 and He placed us here with purpose.
When I feel overwhelmed by terrorism, or hurricanes, or (insert the blank) I can do several things: I can look to God who put me here at this point in history and ask Him to show me who He is in these situations, and I can do small deeds to reach out to others and hold the darkness at bay.
I can pack my husbands lunch, and read with my kids. I can make dinner for those who may share my table from day to day. I can be a thoughtful neighbor, and a listening friend. I can encourage others. I can blog, and I can share beauty on Instagram. Most importantly I can pray. You see, God didn't put us here and then leave us to figure it out on our own. He's with us day by day, guiding, helping, encouraging us, so we can be His hands and feet in this world.
Tolkien had it right. Here is the full quote -
“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
What are somethings you do, to hold the darkness at bay?