Don’t minimize your importance
A young man somewhere about 14 years old, destined to be a great man, a great King to unify the land. He was anointed to be King, a lowly shepard boy, the heart of a warrior, the courage of a lion, stands toe to toe with giants. With nothing but a stone and a divinely guided throw, killed the best soldier of the Philistine army. Can you imagine yourself as just barely a teenager going to war to fight in an insurmountable situation? If the world is so big and we are so small what chance to we have of making a difference? David was one man, and yet he grew to be a great king. 1 Samuel 17:46 “This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.” The young boy full of confidence, full of the Holy Spirit, stepped forward to face the enemy, an enemy that grown adults, seasoned warriors trembled before. With the strength and courage he not only faced the enemy with more grace and dignity then the whole of the army. 1 Samuel 17:49 “And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.” With the grace of God all things are possible. With the grace of God even the smallest of people can be chosen to fight the biggest of battles.
Another young man some of you may have heard of, a young Jedi known as Aniken Skywalker. A long time ago, in a Galaxy far far away, hopping in his little ship, flew into the heart of the blockade and destroyed the entire droid army. He was 12 years old. Yes, fictional, but as only one example how many examples are there? When the Lord uses us small creatures in the world we often try to run in fear. We try to deny that we are important. Our vision is so small and what escapes our understanding is normal, but not necessary. Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” In this world we will be tested just as JOB was tested. Job 2:1-6 “2 One day when the sons of God came to stand in front of the Lord, Satan the Accuser came along with them. 2 The Lord asked Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From wandering all over the earth.” 3 The Lord asked Satan, “Have you thought about my servant Job? No one in the world is like him! He is a man of integrity: He is decent, he fears God, and he stays away from evil. And he still holds on to his principles. You’re trying to provoke me into ruining him for no reason.” Satan answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! Certainly, a man will give everything he has for his life. 5 But stretch out your hand, and strike his flesh and bones. I bet he’ll curse you to your face.” The Lord told Satan, “He is in your power, but you must spare his life!” We will be questioned about our faith, we will also be ostracized for it. Do not judge me for my size, or my worldly value, do not judge me at all, instead let God be the one to judge. It doesn’t matter your status, your positions, your job, what matters is you allowing yourself to be a vessel for Gods will. Mary became a vessel of Gods will and carried to term our savior for our sins. How can you be a vessel for Christ?