A few weeks ago, Jen and I went to visit a family in the jungle. They anticipated our arrival and prepared a meal for us, watusa (which looks kinda like a big nutria rat) and green plantains, all of it boiled in water, cooked over an open fire. It was so kind! They offered us the biggest pieces of meat and most plantains, while they served only tiny portions for themselves and their 5 children. Jenny and I pretended not to eat all of ours, so we could share it with them.
But what moved me most was, they only had 2 spoons in the house, and they gave them to Jen and I to eat with, while they ate with their bare hands. It might not seem like much to many, but I could hardly eat with my spoon, so when I left that day, I knew where I was going… yes, to buy that family some spoons! So, today after church, in private, I brought the bag to the mother of the family, and discreetly showed her what was inside, saying, “When I came to your house, you only had 2 of these, so we wanted to get you more”. You would have thought those spoons were bars of gold!! Her face lit up with the biggest glow, she hugged that bag to her chest and then hugged me smiling, and saying, “Muchas gracias (Thank you so much)!!!” You see, the little things, that sometimes others don’t think are so important, are truly BIG things to the Lord and give these people a sense of pride that they didn’t have before. Jesus touched Delia’s life today in a powerful way, using a set of spoons!