The smallest things in life are almost always the most rewarding. I don’t look for someone to ‘pat’ me on the back, someone important to say I’m doing a great job here. No, my joy comes from just knowing that I’ve made a difference in a little one’s life here. Like with these girls, Jessica and Enma.
Upon arrival at Yantana church a few weeks ago, these girls came running to me, with papers in their hands. There were smiles on their faces, as they, and 2 more smaller girls, Raquel and Janeth, presented me with beautiful drawings they had made. Drawings that said, “Jesus loves you”, “Jesus is my Saviour”, and “Believe in Him”. I thought “How precious that they dedicated their time to make these for the church, to adorn it.” And they said, “But “Sister Susan, we made these for YOU. Son para usted, Hermana Susana (They are for you, Sister Susan!)” And they showed me on each page where they’d written, “Para Hermana Susana, Te Quiero’ (For Sister Susan, I love you).
So, I don’t think on how wonderful it might be someday if the Lord would find me worthy and reward me with a beautiful big, shiny crown. (I’m sure it will be lovely). But you see, He’s giving me my rewards already. Those lovely pieces of paper (that I did hang in the church after all) are my rewards. No, no one will ever see them but me. But that doesn’t matter. It’s the love they put into those tiny pieces of paper. They are treasures in my eyes. Beautiful little girls, who gave all they had. Para Hermana Susana.