“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2
Our Vacation Bible School theme this week is how God uses little things. God is able to use those people that the world views as weak and insignificant to accomplish great things. He does this because He is so great and mighty. 1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” The nature of the church, the kingdom, is “like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof” Matthew 13:31-32. The world tends to think the mighty people who are the strongest and most intelligent will overcome, but God uses people like Paul, who said of his thorn in the flesh, “I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).
Think of the baby boy that was placed in the Nile and discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter (Exodus 2:1-10). Would anyone but God have known that this infant would one day grow to be a great leader to deliver the Hebrews from their mighty Egyptian oppressors? Think of the young shepherd boy who was not old enough to serve as a soldier (1 Samuel 17:28). Would anyone but God have predicted that he would defeat Goliath (1 Samuel 17:49-50), the giant Philistine, and one day become Israel’s greatest king (Acts 13:22)? Or what about the baby boy who was born to a poor couple who traveled to the small town of Bethlehem, who was placed in a manger because there was no room for Him in the inn (Luke 2:7)? Only God foreknew that this child would be the world’s Savior, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Indeed, God’s strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Therefore, we can find solace in the fact that our best efforts, no matter how small and insignificant they may seem, can be used by God to accomplish great and wonderful things. Let us then do our work, whether it is in Vacation Bible School this week or in many other efforts of the church, and trust that God will multiply the effects many times over. To God be the glory!