Inspiration

Small and Simple

I.

 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (1 Corinthians 1:27)

I was thinking about that scripture yesterday after reading an article. The author had basically reasoned herself out of religion. I know of a few people like that: they choose to rely on science. They choose to reject faith and focus on reason.

But religion isn’t about proof. It isn’t about reason. It’s about the small and simple things: faith, service, love, family.

That doesn’t mean there is reason behind religion, because there is. A lot of it. But that isn’t what is most important.

II.

By small and simple things are great things brought to pass (Alma 37: 6)

Sometimes people wonder why bad things happen to good people.

I don’t have all the answers to that. But I think in the midst of those bad things, you can always find God in the small, simple things.

There are a few people I know (good people) who have been in really hard financial times. Sometimes they are left to struggle–things don’t get fixed. But they are not left alone. Bank accounts run low and suddenly a little money comes in from random places. There are friends and family that help out. They find added strength when they feel that they can’t go on further.

I think those little things are a huge expression of love from our Father in Heaven. He knows not just our general situation, but every single little thing about us, and it’s in the little things he helps us most.

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