[The Lord] will bless those who fear the LORD—small and great alike. (Psalm 115:13)
Think for a moment just how many ways we can feel that we are small in the eyes of others . . .
- Small success
- Small influence
- Small opportunities
- Small education
- Small stature
- Small station
- Small talent
- Small significance
The list, of course, could go on and on. In what area of your life do you feel small today? Well, the psalmist said that our God will bless all those who fear Him—both great and small alike. Remember, our God bought both the great and the small with the same precious blood. Jesus went to the cross for both; He died for both; and He walks with both every step of the way. There is no difference in His eyes. He holds the hearts of kings in His hand (Proverbs 21:1), and yet he looks with love on the least of those among us (Matthew 25:40).
Perhaps you are a brand new Christian, just a babe in your faith; you look around you and see spiritual giants with gifts that seem to overshadow yours. Turn your attention away from them and fix your focus on the Lord, because He will bless those who fear Him, both the great and the small. God cares for all that He has created. In the Scriptures we read about both the great and small that God used for His glory. God used both kings and commoners . . . princes and peasants . . . somebodies and nobodies. Our God is no respecter of persons. To be sure, man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks only at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).
So . . . what is your heart beating for today? Regardless of where this message finds you, look to the One who blesses both great and small alike. God is in the business of working through small and seemingly insignificant things: a small staff in the hands of Moses . . . a small amount of bread and fish in the basket of a small boy . . . a small amount of faith in a woman who only had enough courage to touch the hem of His garment.
How awesome is our God, who blesses both the great and the small! Thank God for that, because there are so many of us who are so small!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!