I walked along the waterfront,
Beside a peaceful pond,
When from beneath my feet I picked
A rock out of the sand.
Without much thought I tossed the thing,
Into the quiet mirror.
It made a splash and ripples great
Which slowed as they got nearer.
I watched as impact gently weaned –
As circles drew their route.
I asked the Lord in quiet thought,
“Is this what life’s about?”
He whispered with His silent voice,
“My child, it’s not like that.
When I will toss you in my will
It is the opposite.
At first there is no great big splash
When you, my child, obey.
You just might never know and see
My ripples in your day.
But you must trust and still obey,
Though you think it’s in vain.
For in my will your life may cause
The surges that bring rain.”
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish,
but what are they for so many?”
“Lord, teach my heart to obey you in the small things.
Even though I might not see what you will do with my seemingly insignificant offering, help me trust that You can do great miracles with what I give You.”