Small Beginnings!


To most of the world, July 1 is just another day, but for Canadians it marks the day we officially became a country. At high noon, on July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), became the Dominion of Canada.

It took a while for the current Canada, which includes 10 provinces and 3 territories, to take shape. Dates of entry range from 1870 to 1999. Still, here we are.

I expect Sir John A MacDonald, our first prime Minister, would be excessively happy to see the results of his small beginnings.

As the Bible says, who [with reason] despises the day of small things? (Zechariah 4:10a, AMP)

So whether it is the first pound lost on the long road to 75 pounds, or the first step baby takes on his own, or the first uncertain day at a new job, let’s not lose sight of the fact that big things come from small beginnings and take heart.

Prayer- Lord, give us the courage to keep on. After all, even Christ started small. Amen.

Final Edit

I’m just re-surfacing after a long bout of eye washing. You see,I’m editing ‘ The Pregnant Pause of Grief ‘ for the final time before it goes to print. I feel the emotions all over again as though it were yesterday. If it has the same effect on you as it has on me, Canada will be awash in waves come March.

Brenda J Wood