The Power of Small

superhero kidSmall, little, least are words used to describe the way of God in the Bible. He took one man from Haran and gave him a promise that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed and his descendants would be as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand of the seashore. Gideon won a great battle with only 300 men. God took David, the least of his brothers and made him King. He took David and through him slew Goliath. The Lord is not impressed by the strength or power of a man but He does work through the humble and contrite, the weak the and lowly. Jesus taught about the mustard seed.

Jesus did not take the elite of the nation to be His followers nor take existing leaders from the religious system. He took common laborers, small business owners, and a political activist, a national traitor collecting taxes for the oppressors, a doubter and a thief. These were men from the villages rather than the big city. They were not educated with significant degrees nor did any have wealth with the exception of perhaps Matthew because of his career collecting taxes. He took the small the least and the little of this world and built a great following because of this powerful principle. He used the Power of Small to start with only 12 Apostles and through them built the Church.

I marvel at His wisdom. The power of small gives hope, that He can use even you and me.

Grace and peace,



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