Summary: What you think is little if much in the eyes of God, if we'll give it to Him and let Him use it!
“BRING YOUR LITTLE TO ME!”
“When it was evening, His disciples came to Him saying, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves come food.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, ‘We have here only five loaves and two fish.’ He said, ‘Bring them here
to Me.” Then He commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.”
You have something with you this evening! Something of “GREAT VALUE, GREATER VALUE” than many of you may think that you have. Something of “SUCH GREAT VALUE” you could not only change your life with, but you could most likely change your world with it and the world of many others! But many of you don’t realize what you have yet!
First I want to share with you about a force that changed the world forever! It didn’t happen in my life time but it did happen within the scope of my parent’s generation. The change I speak of took place on August 6, 1945 over Hiroshima, Japan.
Now please don’t think I’m only talking about the explosion that day we know of as the first “ATOMIC EXPLOSION” from the world’s first Nuclear Bomb. No I want to go a little deeper than that. I want to share with you the workings of the Bomb itself to show you something and prove a point for your change!
In 43 seconds the bomb fell over 31,000 feet exploding 1900 feet above the earth & in a few millionths of a second a “SUBATOMIC CHAIN REACTION” took place going through #88 generations of doubling in size. The Bomb reached a temperature of several million degrees. Hotter than the core of the sun. The explosion produced so much energy that the light & glare would have been visible from Jupiter, some 390 million miles from earth.
Now if you think that is staggering, here is something even more staggering! That Atomic Bomb Explosion leveled (#4 square miles), literally vaporizing human beings, destroyed building & scorching the earth 6 miles away & broke glass 12 miles away was made with something almost inconceivably small.
The energy which produced that Bomb was the by-product of a “SUBATOMIC EXPLOSION” that used only “#1 %” of “#2 pd" of Uranium or “#1/3" of “#1 oz” of Uranium was translated into an explosion #2,000 times more powerful than any bomb in the history of warfare up to that moment. The only other one was dropped a few days later on another Japanese city with the same effect.
All that to say this, “A LOT CAN BE DONE WITH A LITTLE” especially in the right hands. If that is the case then how can we comprehend the “POTENTIAL POWER & ENERGY” which resides in all of us in the hands of the “OMNIPOTENT CREATOR” who created all matter?
“I pray...that the eyes of your understanding ( or heart) be enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. & what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”
I think there are so many people within the church that don’t realize or have any idea of what they have been given through & by the “POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES!”
Oh, don’t get me wrong! They know that God has given them something but many are like the disciples on that hillside that day. They look at the Pastor, the Evangelist, the Teacher and they say “FEED THEM!”
What was it that Jesus said? He said to these disciples, these men of supposed men of God! “YOU FEED THEM!” And, in essence, they answered, “THIS IS ALL WE HAVE! IT’S NOT VERY MUCH OR ENOUGH!”
FOLK, YOU HAVE THE “POWER WITHIN YOU” GIVEN TO YOU BY GOD TO “CHANGE YOUR WORLD!”
YOUR LITTLE IS (MUCH) IN THE EYES OF GOD!
What would have happened if one of the “DISCIPLES” took those “5 loaves & two fish” & blessed it in the name of Jesus & started to feed the Multitude with that “LITTLE” he had!
Jesus knew they had the “POWER” to do it because He knew it was “GIVEN TO THEM BY GOD!” Didn’t Jesus tell them to do it themselves? He told them, “YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT!” He knew they had the power “NOT OF THEMSELVES” but of the “HOLY SPIRIT” of the God of Creation, of the Jehova Jireh, the God that supplies all their needs!