Over the years I’ve noticed that the biggest blessings often come in unexpected ways and at unexpected times. Such was the case Wednesday evening. Since it was Christmas Eve our attendance was way down as you might expect. We only had about 30 in attendance, so we all sat in the choir loft. After singing Christmas carols we shared testimonies with one another. Had we not done anything else that was worth the trip! I am so glad I didn’t miss hearing the things I heard. After that, Bro. Kenneth and I read the Christmas story straight from the Bible (KJV) and then dismissed in prayer.I left the service with the deep impression that sometimes less is more.
Sadly we live in a day when simple things are scorned by being considered inferior. Don’t believe it! The world has convinced us that a big stage production is necessary. They want things big, loud, and showy. If you’ve ever watched a talent show you’ve probably heard a judge say, “You were over-singing the song”. I’m convinced that churches are sometimes guilty of doing just that. And we end up applauding the performers rather than praising the Lord. I’ve come to believe that sometimes simple things, done in sincerity, bring the greatest blessings. I saw proof of that Wednesday night. I can’t think of any place I would rather have been than sitting right there in a chair in front of the “choir” reading the story of our Savior’s birth. It was a special night. It was for good reason that Kipling wrote,”Teach us to delight in simple things”. Sometimes simple things are most special. Think about it!