Daily Bible Inspirations

Chaplain and Boy’s Nickel

by Pastor Ken

Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:2

Chaplain McCabe was trying to raise a million dollars for particular mission. It wasn’t easy, to say the least. He was challenged and disappointed on several occasions. But then one day he received the following letter from a young boy…

Dear Chaplain McCabe: I am sure you’re going to get a million dollars for missions. And I’m going to help you get it by giving you this nickel. It’s all I’ve got right now, but if you need any more, you just call on me.

The letter and the boy’s five cents became one of the chaplain’s most effective testimonies in his money-raising project. Each time he showed someone the letter and the nickel, people were moved to give. And sure enough, eventually the one million dollars was raised. It was just a nickel, but its value was many times greater than five little cents.

Your small act of kindness, a smile, a word of encouragement, or a simple prayer will multiply and result in vast blessings that reach around the world. They will, anyway, if you give them. Will you?

Prayer: Father, Thank You for the many ways you have blessed me this year. I ask now that you give me a heart and mind that is willing to commit all I have to you in the coming New Year. In the wonderful name of Jesus, I pray, amen.