John 6:5 [NIV ] When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”
6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up,
9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
Word spreads out that somewhere near the sea of Galilee, Jesus will hold a crusade. I imagine a young lad, who the Bible doesn’t even give us his name telling his mom, “It is going to be big, I can feel it in my spirit.” (This is where Mercy would put *wink wink* but this is the son of man writing right? So let’s just move on). “I know son, and I have packed some five loaves and two fish, mama doesn’t want you fainting because of hunger now does she?” “Haha, no she doesn’t” answers the boy as he gives the mom a quick hug, picks his lunch and dashes out to catch up with his friends.
I Samuel 17”17 Now Jesse said to his son David, “Take this of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. 18 Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them.
In Bethlehem, an old man called Jesse has three sons in the valley of Elah where they have joined Saul, the commander of the armed forces of Israel in battle with the Philistine Goliath. Jesse calls his youngest son David and asks him to take some food to his brothers and find out how they are doing and bring back report home. It was a simple mission (or so we thought).
See, there are things in life that seem so simple, there are missions in life that can look so trivial that it would be easy to despise. When the lad’s mother packed that lunch, it was just a simple meal for a boy to share with his friends (or maybe not). It was so insignificant that Andrew would comment and say “how far would that go among all those people?” But who is God? The lad’s lunch ends up in the hands of Jesus and it feeds the entire crowd that includes five thousand men.
David’s mission was so simple, an errand boy whose orders were to take lunch to his brothers, check out how they were doing and bring back a report but in reality it was bigger than just check in, check out. David’s mission ended up in killing Goliath and bringing victory in the camp of Israel.
Listen, your life is bigger than it seems, your mission in this walk of life is bigger than where you are at right now. You can tell that by looking at how far you have come. So keep believing because God is able to do is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. And what’s that power? Trust! Trust Him, would you? Because
Child of God, it is bigger than it seems