I’m exhausted after a day’s housework. “Sometimes I just want to do something 1 than all of this…”, I tell my husband Tony, who sits beside me in 2 , weighing his words. Finally, he says, “What you’re doing feels really small, but it doesn’t mean that it is.” His words remind me of the 3 that had happened on the driveway earlier that morning.
The kids lined up their scooters (滑板车) for a friendly 4 . I launched the action with a wave of my hand and stepped back to watch the race. Wheels rolled. Kids cheered 5 . But then, a sharp cry ended the 6 .
My 10-year-old daughter fell down on the ground, 7 by a group of broken scooter parts. Blood leaked from an obvious cut in her knee, and tears 8 in her blue eyes.
“What happened?” I asked as I ran to her side.
“I don’t know…” Hannah said as she 9 the scooter. “My scooter was just missing one little piece…”
She dropped her head in 10 . “Something fell off my scooter right before the race began, but it was a small thing, so I didn’t think it was 11 .”
As I lifted Hannah to her feet, her little brother began 12 the scattered parts in a bucket.
With a smile, he presented the pieces to his sister and 13 , “I guess a small thing was really a big deal after all.”
“Who dares to 14 the day of small things…” When we prepared to 15 an old house, one small brick matters. Like the children of Judah, we, too, have a choice. We can 16 the significance of our lives by the size of our 17 , or we can trust God to use our 18 offerings for his great glory.
As for me, I think I’ll ask God to renew my love for this 19 life that I live, because there’s a 20 scooter in my garage that reminds me of my son’s declaration.
1.A.smaller B.prettier C.bigger D.easier
2.A.anger B.silence C.delight D.doubt
3.A.beauty B.silence C.accident D.delight
4.A.discussion B.argument C.activity D.competition
5.A.happily B.angrily C.politely D.gradually
6.A.line B.fun C.part D.side
7.A.covered B.included C.surrounded D.buried
8.A.welled up B.burst out C.came up D.brought up
9.A.deserted B.rolled C.cleaned D.examined
10.A.excitement B.embarrassment C.amazement D.amusement
11.A.important B.creative C.strange D.pleasant
12.A.picking B.helping C.gathering D.recovering
13.A.judged B.pointed C.explained D.declared
14.A.look down upon B.make most of C.look up to D.take hold of
15.A.destroy B.present C.reward D.rebuild
16.A.offer B.measure C.convince D.remind
17.A.scores B.preparations C.achievements D.failures
18.A.small B.huge C.unusual D.sharp
19.A.valuable B.wealthy C.significant D.ordinary
20.A.perfect B.broken C.harmful D.useful