“Flee to the mountains,” were the words spoken by the angels as they were preparing to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, along with all the other suburbs and towns of the valley. Gen 19:17. However Lot thought himself unable to get to the mountains, so he requested permission to flee to the small city of Zoar, also called Bela. Gen 14:2. Gen 19:19-23. Lot in his explanation of Zoar said, “And it is a little one”. Gen 19:20. So, it is very clear from Lots words that this town was small and probably not as favorable as the other cities in the valley. Still, Lot didn’t let any of that stop him because even though it was small, he saw a city that could provide refuge for him while the destruction fell upon the metro area. Gen 19:24-29.
Many times in the region of a large city, there are churches spread out with some big, some medium and some very small. And many times when choosing a church, the desire to worship with the bigger church appears to be more of the choice. However, others look at the “little one” and see the need to be of encouragement. Acts 16:9. When people visit a small group for the first time, they say, “And it is a little one.” And yes it certainly is, but though small, it is still a church where Jesus is in the midst and it is a place where one can be saved. Matt 18:20. John 10:9.
“And it is a little one”, in such a church, members can have a better chance of exercising skills in teaching, song leading and helping with other aspects of the work, because the workers are few and everyone has to work. There’s no taking a number and waiting for it to be called, for in a small church, everyone works every time they meet.