From Pastor’s Desk: 9-13-2015
Micah 5:2 (NIV)”But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. ”
It’s sometimes difficult to imagine why God, the ruler of the universe, chooses to use small things to accomplish His will. Think it might to cause utter dependence upon Him?
The Bible is replete with stories of individuals who did great things when they turned over to God what little they had. Cases in point: A little oil (1 Kings 17; 2 Kings 4), A few small loaves of bread and two fish (Mat 14), Gideon’s small army, whittled down by God, defeated a great army of the enemy (Judges 6).
The Chorus of an old song says:
“Little is much when God is in it Labor not for wealth or fame There’s a crown and you can win it If you go in Jesus’ name
Some lines of another song is:
…You were born into this world a baby Yet You still held the whole world in Your hand. …You made a hill called Cal’vry Where You made a way for me You made the man that drove nails in Your hands You even made the tree.
God chose to enter the world in a very small way. He didn’t come with great pomp and circumstance, but came quietly, in an obscure place. He still does great things with small things when they are placed in His hands.
Come to think of it, He, Who can dwell anywhere He wants, chooses to dwell in very small places: Our hearts!