“It Only Takes a LITTLE”, takes a look at some of the many things God uses throughout the Bible that may have been “little” but was used in a mighty way. The story begins with Emma and her mom in the kitchen baking cupcakes. Mom lets her help by adding in the ingredients. Even though she is little, Emma can do big things. Next we find Eli, Emma’s brother at school making a special art project for dad. As Eli begins, his teacher reminds him that he only needs a little paint. Eli announces loudly, “I am a little!” His teacher laughs and says, “Yes you are, but you can do big things.” The story then ties into the Bible themes as dad is reading Emma and Eli a story about Baby Moses. Emma and Eli both shout, “He is a LITTLE!” Dad says, “Yes, but he did big things.” Dad explains to Emma and Eli how God has always been able to take a little something and use it for good.
The middle of the book includes ten stories from the Bible where God used something little and had big results. With each of these stories there is a Bible verse and a short explanation of what God used that was little and how it had big results. There is also an underlying theme of showing love, kindness and compassion that flows through these stories.
Emma and Eli think about the stories and all that Dad had taught them. They decide that even though they are little they can change the world by showing love, kindness and compassion to others. Emma and Eli are excited about being able to change the world one LITTLE at a time.