Thursday, September 23, 2010

When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

In reading my Bible today, I was so struck by Matthew 6:9

"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?"

The story finishes with Jesus taking that small amount of food and feeding 5000+ people with it.

An amazing miracle that began with his mom making his lunch.

A lunch that she probably made over and over and over. Five barley loaves and two small fish would probably be the equivalent to a PB&J and some Goldfish....which, like this lad's mom, I pack extra when meeting friends at the park!

When I grow weary in the daily-ness of my life (you moms know what I mean), I want to remember this story. In serving her family, she may have remained unknown, but her son became a history maker.

And isn't that what parenting is all about??
I love that God can take the ordinary parts of our day and make it extraordinary!!

I realize that I am taking some major liberties with this, but here are some other verses to validate the point:
Colossians 3:23-24- Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Luke 16:10- Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with very much.


  1. Oh, Sarah! What a beautiful picture of God's miraculous purposes! I really loved your thoughts on this - made me chuckle b/c I never considered how the boy ended up with that basket of food in the first place. As moms we don't always see the fruits of our labor - but faithfulness to continue serving is just what God uses for His good works.


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