Sunday, August 10, 2008

Big and Small (7/20 Ministry time)

When Jesus walked the earth, thousands of people followed him. One day Jesus’ disciples came to him saying…”listen we are out here in the middle of nowhere ….you should really send these people home.” But Jesus couldn’t do that. He had compassion on the people and said” it’s a long journey, they are hungry, they might faint on the way - You feed them” In Mark 6 the disciples respond “It would take 8 months wages to buy that much food!” You know the story, Jesus miraculously fed all those people with just a few loaves of bread and a few fish
There were even leftovers! Can you imagine? That is a lot of food… a huge miracle!

In contrast, there is another story of mothers bringing their children to Jesus just because they wanted him to touch them. The disciples were like “Go away, Jesus is to busy for this, too important for this.” What was up with the disciples always trying to send the people away? Jesus said “Let the children come to me” and he took them in his arms and blessed them. Something so simple.

I share these two stories together because I want you to know that there is nothing to big for our God but also, there is nothing too small.

Maybe you are facing a really daunting problem, maybe its keeping you up at night, causing you some anxiety. Maybe like the disciples you don’t see a practical way for the situation to be resolved. It’s not too big for our JESUS!

Or maybe you have a much smaller need, not that big a deal. You could feel that there are so many other needs in the world and this little thing of mine would just be a distraction to God. If you believe that, you underestimate His love for you. He wants to take that small thing in his arms, touch it and bless it with his presence.

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