“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.” John 6: 8-13
One small act by one small boy turned into one giant miracle. 5,000 men were there that day; that meant there were probably 15,000 people present when you add the women and children. Do you believe that the little boy was the only person with a lunch that day? Probably not, but he was the only one that was willing to step out in faith and give. Though he probably thought that his lunch was insignificant, God multiplied it. And think how his lunch was used to encourage people for thousands of years – even today.
God uses the insignificant. It’s not the volume but the obedient heart that counts. Do you trust that God can use the little that you have? In our reasoning, the things God asks of us may seem small and insignificant. Because of this, we don’t even bother to do the little that we can. We don’t see the big picture. One small window of opportunity. One small act of kindness. One small step of faith. Insignificant? Don’t limit God. Be obedient. What is God asking of you today? What impact will your actions have on even one person? On the kingdom of God? Step out in faith and ACT! One small act may end up being one giant miracle!