The Little Things

An unknown author said, “Nothing is too big for my God to accomplish, and nothing is too little for Him to use in accomplishing it!”  It’s amazing how true this is.  Throughout Scripture we see situations where people were met with what seemed like impossible odds.  But then God takes something small and insignificant and does something amazing.

One example of this is with Gideon (Judges 7).  Gideon was going after a very mighty army.  Notice what Judges 7:12 says about this enemy, “Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.”  Clearly this enemy was massive in number, but God used the little things to win the battle.  God took 300 men and had them carry a trumpet, a pot, and a torch.  Using these trivial objects, the 300 men sent the enormous army into a panic and they began killing each other.  Soon after, the huge army was taken down by some allies as they fled.  God took trumpets, pots, torches, and 300 men to take down an army that was “as numerous as the sand on the seashore.”

Another example of this is with David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17).  There was no one in the camp of Israel who had the courage to stand up to Goliath.  He was as fearsome of an enemy as there ever was.  But what did God use to provide the victory?  A rock.  All it took was one rock and Goliath was down.  Seeing their champion was down, the Philistines began running for their lives, many of the Philistines were killed as they ran, and Israel ended up winning a great victory over a though enemy.  God took a rock to take down Goliath and to give the Philistines into Israel’s hand.

A final example is with Christ (John 19).  As we all known, our dear Savior was ridiculed, tortured, and killed on the cross.  Christ’s death is the single most significant event of all time.  It is because of Jesus’ sacrifice that people are able to be saved from sin and eternal punishment (Romans 5:8-9; 1 John 1:7; John 3:16).  But what did God use to accomplish something so astounding?  A cross.  God took some wood and nails, and used them to win the greatest victory ever, the victory over sin.

Truly, “Nothing is too big for my God to accomplish, and nothing is too little for Him to use in accomplishing it!”  God has taken small and insignificant items and used them to accomplish things that are eternally significant.  Nothing that we go through, or problems we have, are ever too big for God to handle.  Let’s have greater trust and faith in the Lord, because our God is an awesome God!

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