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Little Can Be Much

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." John 12:24

Jesus is the grain of wheat which fell to the earth and died, and we are the fruit which was raised up with Him. With God little can produce much. Jesus had to be willing to give up His one life to raise up many. Whatever we are willing to let go of always determines what God lets go of -itís just the principle of sowing and reaping.

I wonder what must have been going through the minds of Jesusí disciples when He told them to feed thousands with only five loaves of bread and two fish.

They had seen Jesus cast out demons and heal the sick, but now He was sending them into the midst of thousands with so little food to give. What if they ran out while others were reaching for food in hunger? It took faith to begin the distribution, but they did as the Master said.

To their astonishment, not only did the little meal feed the multitude, God so multiplied it that it took twelve baskets to carry the leftovers. Something miraculous happened when Jesus took the little meal and blessed it. It is interesting that there remained twelve baskets for His twelve disciples.

A similar story took place in Israel when a faithful widow begged Elisha for help. Her husband had died, leaving her in debt with her creditors who were threatening to take her sons as slaves for payment. The Prophet asked, -"What do you have to give?" She said, -"Nothing. All I have is a little oil."

Elisha told her to go to all of her neighbors and borrow anything that would hold oil and then go into her house and begin pouring oil out of her jar into the borrowed pots and jars. To her amazement, her little became much. The oil continued to pour from her jar until every available pot and jar was full. She was blessed with so much oil that the sum she received from its sale was enough for her to live on even after the creditors were paid.

We need not worry about the little we may have in hand. God is bigger than any problem we can possibly have and is willing and able to turn little into much. When you let go of your little, expect God to let go of His much.

 


 

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