As 2018 approaches, I consider how to help myself and others resist the urge to be great in public and large ways, as if those mattered more to God than humble, secret, and small ways.
For some reason, I think more and more about the boy who gave Jesus the loaves and fishes he had to give. That was it. We don’t even know his name. But what God did with his small offering represented one of the most well-known miracles of Christ.
What happened to the boy? I imagine he never boasted that his unique fish and personally well-baked bread allowed God’s work. It was precisely because of how insignificant the offering that we bring glory to God.