I sat in on the youth group tonight at church. They watched a fantastic video by David Nasser, a former Muslim, on the miracles of Jesus. I loved watching him explain why the miracles were true, while standing in the very spot on which they occurred. One point he made brought me to tears. He was talking about the feeding of the 5,000. One little boy brought the 5 loaves and 2 fish to Jesus. Jesus doesn’t ask the boy to perform a miracle…he just asks him to bring what he has, and give it to the Master.
Oh hallelujah! I don’t have to perform miracles! I don’t have to pull myself up by my bootstraps and fix everything. I simply have to bring what I have to him, and let him use it. Everything I have comes from him anyway, right? So if I don’t have something, I must not need it to accomplish His will. What I already have, offered to His service, is enough to perform the greatest of miracles, because He does the miracles. Not me, not my strength or intellect or talent, His. When we are weak, and obedient, we are strong. Oh the miracles we will see when we bring ourselves to His feet and offer ourselves to His service. The transformation in our lives and the lives of others, the spiritual hunger that can be fed, the physical needs that can be met, all come from this simple act. Here I am Lord, send me. Praise the Lord!