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Measurement

by Ella Hines Stratton

Great tasks are but seldom given out,
Great deeds are but for the few,
Yet the little acts, not talked about,
May need a faith as true.

Some things are better for being small,
For a breath who wants a cyclone?
And the flower which would die in a water-fall
Grows bright with a drop alone.

The small is not always a little thing—
The stroke of a pen may move
A crown from off the brow of a king,
A government from its groove.

At times our measurement cannot be right,
For, when tried by the Master's test,
So little a gift as a widow's mite
Out-balances all the rest.

And whether a thing be great or small
As none of us may plan,
It is safe to do, what we do at all,
The very best that we can.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 

– 1 Corinthians 10:31
The Bible, ESV

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