small things #43 ... commitment
Now, I know what you are going to say.
"Commitment? That's not a small thing!"
Even as I typed that heading, I thought to myself, "That big word is a big deal."
Commitment to marriage.
Commitment to parenting.
Commitment to work.
Commitment to school.
Commitment to volunteering.
Commitment to our family.
Commitment to our friends.
Commitment to our God.
Commitment to our commitments.
True, commitment is huge and intimidating and potentially overwhelming. But our commitments are truly small decisions which over time spell out our devotion and loyalty. Weekly choices, daily resolutions, moment-by-moment determination to see through to the end what we said "yes" to at the beginning.
Next Monday, VBS takes flight. Months of planning, phone calls, emails and meetings culminating in a week of faith-filled fun for the kids in our community.
Has it been exhausting and overwhelming at times?
Yes, yes, double yes.
Will it be worth it to see 200 kids play, laughing and praising Jesus?
Yes, yes, yes, triple yes.
Commitment ... a long word inspiring us to hang in there for the long haul.
For a long-lasting blessing.