Daily Worship

Little things

October 02, 2014 0

John 6: 5-14

5When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming towards him, Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?’ 6He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, ‘Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.’ 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?’ 10Jesus said, ‘Make the people sit down.’ Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they* sat down, about five thousand in all. 11Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’ 13So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, ‘This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.’

It was such a little thing
So small, not worth offering
Yet all I had.
I almost didn’t want to offer it.
In case he laughed …
In case he took it all and I had nothing left …
In case it was wasted …

But I offered it,
Though tentatively, fearfully

And he took it and blessed it.
He accepted it;
My small gift
My insignificant offering
My token contribution.
And under his benediction
It became great!
Significant!
Something to make a difference!
Blessing to others
But also to me!