Today’s Scripture: There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? John 6:9
Today, we will look at our final example of God using something small. There are several other examples in the Bible, but I decided to share just five. I encourage you to look into other “insignificant” things that God has used.
In today’s example, we see Christ used five loaves of bread and two small fishes to feed a huge multitude. There were five thousand men in the multitude. When you add the women and children you are probably talking at least 15,000 people, possibly much more than that. A young boy gave his lunch. It was a fitting size lunch for a boy, not a multitude of people. However, in the hands of Jesus, it was much more than sufficient.
Christ had the disciples tell everyone to sit down. Then He thanked the Father for the food and distributed it. Over and over and over again, the disciples would take a good bit of food, hand it out, and come back to Christ Who was still distributing this small lunch. Amazed and excited, the disciples would hand out more and more food, each time coming back to Christ Who had more food.
Eventually, the disciples had nobody else to give food to. Not only had everyone gotten some, everyone was stuffed! God used a small lunch to do the impossible. If God can use a few fish sandwiches, then without a doubt God can use you. Today allow yourself to be used of God. Give Him what you have, regardless of how small you feel.
Pray what my dad prayed when he decided to become a preacher. “Lord, I’m not much, but what I am is yours.” That is what started a ministry that has reached untold thousands across the globe. He realized that God delights in using anybody.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.