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Small Things

Small Things

Throughout Scripture God uses small things to accomplish great things. Here are some small things that weren’t so small after all with God…

One stone – David killed Goliath (1 Sa 17)

Three hundred men – defeated huge army (Ju 7)

Mustard seed – becomes a tree (Mt 13:31-32_

Yeast – spreads throughout flour (Mt 13:13)

One pearl – very expensive and cherished (Mt 13:45)

Scattered seeds – large harvest (Mk 4:3-20)

One light – lights a whole room (Mk 5:14-16)

Five loaves and two small fish – fed 5000+ people (Mt 14:17)

One lost sheep found – great joy (Lk 15:4-7)

One lost coin found – great joy (Lk 15:8-10)

One lost boy returns – great joy (Lk 15:11-32)

One sinner who repents – joy of angels in heaven (Lk 15:7, 10)

Small children – like those in God’s kingdom (Mt 18:14)

It shouldn’t be surprising that God takes small things and does big things with them. First, He is God and can do anything. Second, by doing big things with little things it reminds us that it isn’t us doing them, it’s God. And third, it shows that God is looking for those who humbly see their smallness and trust in Him to save and exalt them.

There’s a sense in which Jesus was “small” on earth – He “made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men… He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Ph 2:7-8). What can God do with this poor, unknown Nazarene? And who were His focus and followers? Fishermen, tax collectors, poor people, lepers, the sick, the suffering, formerly demon possessed people. People from the lowest rung in society – the inconsequential people – were the ones Jesus attended to, taught, and led because of their faith. And they changed the world forever!

Yes, if you can do big things for God and others do big things! But remember that God can do great things with the little things. So, don’t forget to do the little things for God and others. And ever minimize the little things others do!

He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16:10