Small Thing, Big Sting [Devotion]
There are two camps of people when it comes to needles: the haters and the tolerators.
Since being diagnosed with a mild condition of anaemia when I was young, I've had more than a fair share of jabs to be able to handle needles now. They're not exactly a cup of tea and piece of dark chocolate on a sunny afternoon, mind you, but still, they don't faze me much anymore.
Except when it comes to small needles.
Surprisingly, it's the small and thin needles that have an unmistakable bite to them, more so than the big chunky needles that are fit for extracting blood from an elephant.
Many times I've been caught off-guard with a small, thin needle. I’m always surprised at how much more they sting than the bulky, fat needles. Perhaps it's because I don't expect them to pack as much a punch as the big ones.
There are many examples in the Bible where little-known, small people - considered insignificant by worldly standards - made a huge impact in their day and time.
Both Gideon (Judges 6) and David (1 Samuel 17) were the least of their families. They were practically nobodies, but when partnered with God, they made the pages of history. Generations have, and will continue, to recall their mighty acts of obedience and bravery.
If you’re feeling small in the face of a giant today, remember that a little stone thrown by a young, God-worshiping-shepherd boy can take down even the most skilled, Herculean opposition.
As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. (1 Samuel 17:48-50 NLT)
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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