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the day of small things

"But the text says, "Who hath despised the day of small things?" Well, some have, but there is great comfort in this-God the Father has not, He has looked upon you-you, with little grace, and little love, and little faith-he has not despised you. No, God is always near the feeble saint. If I saw a young man crossing a common alone, I should not be at all astonished, and I should not look round for his father. But I saw today, as I went home, a very tiny little tot right out on the common, a pretty little girl, and I thought, "The father or mother are near somewhere." And truly there was the father behind a tree, whom I had not seen. I was a good as sure that the little was not there all alone. And when I see a little weak child of God, I feel sure that God the Father is near, watching with wakeful eye and tending with gracious care the feebleness of his newborn child. He does not despise you if you are resting on his promise. The humble and contrite have a word all to themselves in Scripture, that these he will not despise.

It is another sweet and consoling thought that God the Son does not despise the day of small things. Jesus Christ does not, for you remember this word: "He shall carry. . .them [the lambs] in his bosom (Isa. 40:11). We put that which we most prize nearest our heart, and this is what Jesus does. Some of us, perhaps, have outgrown the state in which we were lambs, but to ride in the heavenly carriage of the Savior's bosom-we might well be content to go back and be lambs again. He does not despise the day of small things.

And it is equally consolatory to reflect that the Holy Spirit does not despise the day of small things, for he it is who, having planted in the heart the grain of mustard seed, watches over it till it becomes a tree. He it is who, having seen the newborn child of grace, doth nurse, and feed, and tend it until it comes to the stature of a perfect man in Christ Jesus. The blessed Godhead despises not the weak believer. O weak believer, be consoled by this." C. H. Spurgeon 'Encouragement for the Depressed'
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