How Much Is Enough?

Jane Douglass White

READ : Exodus 3:1-12
John 6:5-13

When God asked Moses to lead his people out of Egypt, Moses begged God to send someone else: “Who am I? I’m not a good speaker,” he said. Contrast the small boy who stepped up with his five small barley loaves and two fish when he heard Jesus asking for food for 5,000 people. It’s no wonder Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:17, niv). That child had no doubt that his bread and fish were enough. Lord, give us the robust faith of children!

I was having trouble learning my computer and I complained to my daughter. She laughed and said, “Mother, you’re afraid of that machine. Be like a child. Try things and see what happens. Then you’ll learn.”

Too often we say, “I have no talent to teach a Sunday school class.” “My home is not nice enough to have a Bible study here.” “I don’t cook well enough to help with Meals on Wheels.” “I’m a businessman, not a carpenter. I wouldn’t know the first thing about building a house for Habitat for Humanity.”

When we step out in faith and offer all we have, God will use it in powerful ways. How much is enough? Just what we have when God is with us!


Dear Father, I will try to have faith in you, not myself, and gladly be available to serve you. Amen.