That Little Extra

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At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling comes steam. Steam when channeled correctly can re-move stains, kill weeds, disinfects, and can even power an engine. One degree makes all the difference. In the Bible Jesus states, (Mat 5:40-41), “If someone wants to sue you in order to take your shirt, let him have your coat too. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.”

In this passage Christ is teaching us to yield to service and double it rather than refuse it. If you are called on today to serve; could you do some extra work, give some extra time, or maybe even give an extra smile? It can make a difference. We cannot begin to imagine all God can do when we give that little extra. 

Mark T. Tonkery
Camden Avenue church of Christ
Parkersburg, WV

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