If you go into our fellowship room, you may notice something different. The chalk boards have been replaced with white boards.
First, thanks to Linn Rice for the removal of the chalk boards (with no damage to the sheetrock walls...a most remarkable feat) and the installation of the white boards.
But if you look closely, you may notice something odd. The white boards are held in place by four screws, one in each corner. The screws are supposed to be covered by a small piece of rubber called a corner guard. These guards have small pegs that fit into holes in the frame of the white board that hold the guard in place. 10 of the 12 corners have these covers, two do not.
At some point, between manufacturing and arrival at our building, the pegs on two of these corner guards “warped” or “swelled” or, well, for whatever reason, the pegs did not align with the holes in the frame.
It’s a small thing. It’s not really even noticeable. If you looked, you likely could not tell which corners don’t have the guards. The trouble is that I know...and I think that since the white boards are brand new they should be perfect.
So I called the company we purchased the boards from. In the course of talking, I mentioned that I knew it was a small thing, but they were new boards. The lady agreed and said, “I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m going to...its kind of like sin: big or small its all the same to the good Lord.”
As Christians, God’s desire for us is that we seek to live for Him. We do our best, but sometimes we mess up. It can be a “big” thing or it may be a “little” thing (you know, hardly worth mentioning at all, even). But to the One who knows all, even the “little” shortcomings were noticeable enough to Him that He sent His Son to die on the cross.
Whether your sin is big or small, God has provided a way for that sin to be forgiven and a way for you to be made perfect. He loves you THAT much!