I love to putter in my yard. I enjoy building small kayak type boats. And, I like taking my wife for dinner, after work - and breakfast on off days. And, I love a thousand other things which don’t really amount to a hill of beans in the larger scheme of things. But, all in all, it is a pleasant little life.
However, I learned long ago that there has to be more than just my small, everyday little life, because “little” tends to become empty if it’s not connected to “big.” And, I actually found the door to “big” some years back, too. It is a vital, daily relationship with the living Jesus. Since then, He has constantly challenged me to embrace the bigger life, a life that involves something larger than the present moment, my small surroundings, my health issues, and my little hobbies and happy times.
Rather, His guidance, and sometimes insistence, connects me to the larger life issues of character growth, and principled living, and the values and truth of my Creator, and the needs of my neighbors, and my society, and even my world. So, I still enjoy and find meaning in my little life. But, praise God, my little life has not made of me a little person, because He has connected me to the “big stuff” too.