Today’s Scripture: And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.Acts 10:28

In recent history, man achieved something that was assumed impossible by earlier generations: man walked on the moon. As Neal Armstrong took his first step on the moon, televisions and radios all over heard his famous quote, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

His steps down the ladder were no smaller than his step onto the moon. Each one was necessary for the next step to happen, but when that step hit the surface of the moon, it was a “leap for mankind.” Man had left Earth and walked somewhere else.

In Acts we see a similar situation, but no, it doesn’t have to do with space. Peter took a small step in his Christian life by obeying God and giving the gospel to someone who was ready to receive it. However, his small step became a giant leap for all gentiles because He introduced them to the gospel. If you are a gentile like me, you are a beneficiary of the gospel being introduced to gentiles.

The lesson we can learn from both stories is when God tells you to do something that seems small, do it anyway. Neal Armstrong would never have walked on the moon unless he took a step on the ladder. When you are in God’s will, He will tell you to do small things, but as you serve, one of your “small steps” will be a huge leap for somebody else.

Because you obeyed God, they are on their way to Heaven. God may be telling you to do something as “small” as invite somebody to church, or help in Sunday school. Your small step of faith will be followed with great reward. Faithfulness in little things results in being a blessing to others for eternity.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.