by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Often we feel as if our little isn’t worth much, but in God’s hands he can use what we offer to accomplish his big plans.
Recently a fabric store near where I live went out of business. In the final days before the store closed the price of remnants; small pieces of material, ribbon, whatnots, were reduced to a fraction of their original cost.
Although I no longer sew as much as I used to, I still saw potential in each piece of leftover material, and fought the impulse to purchase yards of material I really do not need.
Two yards of material may not make a dress, but it could make a skirt. One yard of material may not make a blouse, but pieced together with other leftover material, it could make a quilt.
When we look at our talents, abilities, gifts, we may believe they are little more than remnants; not worth a whole lot. But when we offer our little to God, he can take what we give, and use it to accomplish the big plans he has.
On our own our ability may not save the world, but in God’s hands it can help our neighbor.
On our own our one yard of material may not cover the needs of all the homeless in our area, but combined with the one yard of material from others it can.
Instead of looking at our little, and believing it too small or insignificant to be of any use we need to look to the One into whose hands we place it, and see the big he can accomplish.
And praise him.
That’s what happened to the disciples when Jesus took five loaves of bread and two small fish, and fed over five thousand people, after all.
Do you see potential in remnants and turn them into projects?
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But Jesus replied, “You feed them!”
“Why, we have only five loaves of bread and two fish among the lot of us,” they protested; “or are you expecting us to go and buy enough for this whole mob?” For there were about 5,000 men there!
“Just tell them to sit down on the ground in groups of about fifty each,” Jesus replied. So they did.
Jesus took the five loaves and two fish and looked up into the sky and gave thanks; then he broke off pieces for his disciples to set before the crowd.And everyone ate and ate; still, twelve basketfuls of scraps were picked up afterwards! Luke 9:13-17 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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