I don't know about you but sometimes I wonder if what I do matters. At the end of the day did anything I do make a difference at all? You too? It's funny how the Lord can speak to us through the smallest of things if we are open to hearing from Him. Today, as I was sitting in my car at a light I saw a soda cup lid go bouncing down the road. It started at SAM's Club and crossed through the intersection. I know this sounds strange but that lid looked so happy and free. As I watched it enter traffic I was sure it would be crushed as car after car drove over it. This little lid would emerge from under the cars as though it never knew that it had been run over. In the few minutes that I watched this lid my attitude changed. I found myself cheering this little lid on and encouraging my 17 year old daughter to do the same. As a semi-truck approached we just knew the lid was a gonner...the truck drove over it and sadly it did not get up. We watched and encouraged it and all of a sudden it hopped up and skipped across the road! The light turned green and we entered the intersection still watching the little lid skip down the road, both finding ourselves wanting to rescue it. My daughter commented that she wished she could save it but she did not want to end its adventure.
Because of this little lid I realized that even the small insignificant things that we do make a difference in someones life. The smile we give to the checkout teller, the tip that we leave at Starbucks, the door that we hold open, even the way that we walk. We are representing Christ and because of that we can't help but make a difference.
Smile more, laugh out loud, share who you are with those around you. Be that little lid and rise up when you feel knocked down and realize that you are chosen, you are loved, and you matter.