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Family Devotion Time: Hummingbirds

on July 1, 2017

The young boy gave all he had—and it wasn’t much more than a little snack. In John 6, Jesus asked his disciples to feed a huge crowd. They panicked because they didn’t have enough money. But Andrew found a little boy with his two fish and five tiny loaves of bread.

Imagine what the little boy was thinking when Andrew took him to Jesus. The Lord took those morsels and turned them into a massive meal to feed thousands of people. Because he is the Creator and God, he multiplied what the boy gave him—and they had leftovers!

Here’s the Deal

We may think our prayers and acts of love are small, but God can take small things and do more than we can even imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

Today, Jesus may not take our peanut butter and jelly sandwich and use it to feed thousands. But he does take what may seem like tiny prayers or acts of love and use them to do great things in the lives of other people. For example, at the same time Abraham Lincoln was growing up in the United States, a young man in England named George Müller had a big heart to help children who had no home (orphans). He didn’t have much money, but he had big faith in God. George prayed, and God always provided food for the thousands of children he was helping.

God is so big that he can take shepherd boys and defeat giants. And he can take your small acts of obedience to his Word and reach your classmates, your friends, and people all around you. That’s why Jesus told us to let our light shine (Matthew 5:16)!

Talk It Over

Tiny hummingbirds have some big features. What can they teach us about the big impact of “small things”?

What “small things” can you do for your friends or your community to share the love of Jesus?

Buddy Davis

Hey, kids!

Buddy Davis here. When I see those tiny, incredible hummingbirds, I’m always reminded that God packs huge things in small packages.

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