9 “There is a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are these for so many people?”
Perhaps you woke up this morning to start your day thinking that you were nobody special. Maybe you’ve taken inventory of what you have and who you are only to find that you lack the talent, charisma, or resources to make any impact in anyone’s life. You’ve possibly been looked down on by others that thought you were no count. I imagine this little boy felt the same. After all he’s just a kid. I’m sure he never dreamed the small lunch his mom probably packed for him would impact thousands that day. He more than likely dropped his head feeling completely useless as he heard the disciples of Christ pointing out the obvious that his lunch was inadequate. He was probably even very hesitant to give it to Christ when asked for it. But something happened that day that no doubt stuck with this boy the rest of his life. The little boy watched on in amazement as Christ continually break the bread and fish feeding thousands until they were all satisfied. As you read on even the naysayers that said it wasn’t possibly enough got a basket full. God knows what you have to offer this world and it is plenty to make an impact if you’d just trust him enough to turn it over to him. Offer up the little that you have to Christ and watch the amazing impact it can have on those around you. You’re not too young! You’re not too old! You’re not too broke! You’re not too damaged! You’re just what God needs to make an impact! LET GO AND LET GOD!!!
12 [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship