When small is big…

Posted By on May 28, 2014 | 2 comments

When small is big…


So you may have heard that Google recently changed its logo. They implemented the change as subtly as the change itself.


Now this may seem like no big deal, but small things can have a huge impact.


In case you haven’t seen the change or know what it is, let me give you a chance to spot it on your own.


Here’s the old logo:


Here’s the new logo:


Do you see it?


Want to take another look?  Go ahead.


Still can’t see it?  No worries. Most people can’t.  I couldn’t find it on my own despite the fact my family lauds my powers of observation and attention to detail.  🙂


So here it is…ready?


The “g” and the “l” were moved to be more ascetically pleasing.  It’s so slight I still couldn’t see it in the above pictures.  But thanks to Gizmodo there’s a graphic that makes it clear.   You can see it by clicking HERE.


So Google knew the bottom of the “l” and “e” didn’t quite lineup; and to fix it, they moved the “g” 1 pixel to the right and the “l” 1 pixel down and to the right.


Interesting, right?  Well, maybe not if that’s the point, but its not.


The point is…a small change can lead to a big reality.   Small things can lead to significant life-change.


James wrote about a few examples of this.  He said:


When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. [James 3:3-5]


The point is small things can have a big impact.  A small change can lead to a big reality…positive or negative.


A small splinter in a foot can cause great pain.

A small act of kindness can soften a hard heart. 

A small error with a compass can lead to a substantial error at the destination.

A small indiscretion can destroy a career or a relationship.

A small word like ‘yes’ or ‘no’ can have a huge ripple.

And…apparently a small space [3 pixels] can enhance the appeal of a global organization like Google.


A small change can lead to a big reality.  In fact, most people are one move away from a breakthrough in their lives; and some of those start with the smallest moves.


What small move do you need to make this week to see God do great things in and through you?

…a step of obedience?

…an act of kindness?

…a gift of forgiveness?

…an act of self-discipline?

…a choice to look away?


What’s your small move?


What we do in life matters…even the small things.


Keep pressing on.


Pastor Shawn


“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23


  1. It’s the small changes that we make, as God reveals the weaknesses we posses.

    It can’t all be done at once, it’s a marathon not a sprint, as Paul said,

    “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 3:12-14

    As we are faithful to God, he is faithful in our growth, as we strive to gain the character of Christ!

    Love your post brother!

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    • I can’t begin to tell you how God impacts lives when we start by doing “little” things in his favor! Thanks for letting God use you as a tool to remind us of these things! Such encouraging, wisdom filled words! ^David wrote some great encouraging words too! The bible only speaks truth! Thank you Jesus for the truth that the bible has gave us! God has been working in me this past week and I can’t wait to see lives impacted!

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