Sometimes when I look at the enormity of what we are facing, I feel like my actions are too insignificant to make any real difference. As I was contemplating this, I felt the Lord remind me about the impact of faithfulness. Being faithful or steadfast is the only way great things are done. The pyramids, majestic as they are, were built by hand: brick by meticulous brick. Even our modern city skyscrapers rely on hours and hours of diligent, careful planning. A flash in the pan approach may bring radical, quick change, but it is usually short lasting and often has as many (if not, more) negative affects as it does positive.
So as I approach the task of loving my family and my city, I'm convinced that a steady, paced, consistent approach is what's needed. That if I continue to do the little things, they really do matter. That doing the washing, making dinner, checking the kids school work, going to work, seeing a few patients, calling a friend to check how they are doing, supporting my local businesses, teaching my kids to love Jesus and appreciate each day; really can impact my family, my work and maybe even my city.