In 1904, Jack Miner founded a birds refugee in Kingsville, Ontario. He fed and took care of these animals, particularly geese. He placed a small metal band with a number on the legs of each goose . When one of his birds were caught, the person who found the small band sent it to Miner, because his address was written on it. This was how Miner collected information about the geese. This was his favorite hobby.
One morning, in 1914 he had a brilliant idea: stamp biblical messages on the small bands. “I feel the guidance of God, and I realized that my hobby was fulfilled,” he said.
Miner saw the results of his work. A hunter that caught a goose in the south, found the small band with Miner’s address and a passage taken out of Philippians 4-13 that said “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”
Time passed by and the hunters who trapped the Miner’s birds wrote him how their lives were transformed by the messages on the small bands. A missionary, who worked in the Hudson bay, left that place for the first time after twenty years in order to talk to Jack Miner about the influence of the small bands on the Aboriginals’ lives. Jack Miner commented that his refugee had not become what it was, or would have gained worldwide recognition, if He had not associated his hobby with God.
Nothing is insignificant to God. He wants us to share with Him our hobbies, our dreams, our daily activities. We will see amazing results when we make God part of our life.
Loving God, help me to see You in the activities I am going to perform. Direct me towards what You want me to do and what to leave undo. In the name of Jesus, Amen.