My grandfather always saw the big picture, and he knew that big things could be accomplished when God’s people worked together as one body in Christ.

Some look at the small problems and minor difficulties and make a mountain out of a mole hill; while others see the mountain as a mole hill. Some observe the great complexities and the complicated steps to achieve the goal and, like the Israelites of old, refuse to enter into the place of God’s promises out of fear and apprehension; while others shout the victory as walls crumble and giants fall!

As I look back, I see that my grandfather time and again saw the Lord deliver the impossible and extraordinary when His people worked together in genuine love and simple faith. Grandpa was like a modern Zerubbabel, who heard the Word of the Lord when he saw a mountain of trial ahead: “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

My grandpa looked at a little cabbage patch in rural Norwalk, and saw a church; he looked at a small church, and saw a bigger one with building after building rise before him; he looked at a small ministry, and saw the day when a young sailor named Terry brought in over 1,000 kids on 15 buses! You see, I hope, that little is much when God is in it. You see, I pray, that the mountainous tasks which appear so daunting, are leveled by faith in God and unity of purpose.

Grandpa had a simple philosophy: Many hands make light work. When we each give a little, great and mighty things will be ours, because that’s how God works. He desires the glory to be His alone, and so He blesses the mite of a widow, and the hammer of a carpenter, and the faithful prayers of an old saint. He blesses the work of many that no one person may claim the glory, and that all who see our good works may glorify our Father in Heaven.

Whether it’s a dollar bill for missions, tithing to this local church, or reaching out to our community, little becomes much when we all join hands together in service to the King of kings!