But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” Matthew 14:17-18
They thought it won’t be enough.
And they have a point.
Five loaves and two fish against five thousand plus people. They saw how small the food they have. They saw how big the food they don’t have.
Jesus saw these, too. Yet, Jesus said, “Bring them here to me,…”
There’s something that Jesus knows that his disciples don’t. He knew the small they have can be the big they don’t have. As long as they bring them to him. So, the disciples brought the small to him, in turn, he blessed the small which became big. A boy’s lunch became a feast for thousands. The not enough became more than enough.
You thought it won’t be enough.
And you may have a point.
You have this small fire in your heart for God, however, you see it won’t burn fully for the rest of your life. You can give one hour a week to serve at the church but you think you won’t rather give it. You can speak but you don’t know how to speak before people about God. You can write but you don’t write like other well known authors. You were the president of a small class in your your elementary days but leading a big community is another thing, so you said.
Jesus knows what you know. But know this — Jesus knows beyond what you know.
He can sustain the match–like fire in your heart and burn like a lighthouse on a hill as long as you live. He can turn your limited skills to limitless gifts. He can bring that small talent of yours to a bigger or biggest use for his kingdom. He can magnify that candle of yours to light a whole island of engulf in darkness. He can bless your words to encourage hundreds or thousands who are on the verge of giving up. He can multiply your one hour or thirty minutes of service to cascade into the lives of people who doesn’t have but time.
As long as you bring that something small to Jesus. And pray that Jesus blesses it.
Expect this, your lunch will become a feast.