Read: John 6:1-14
Do you think of yourself as ordinary? I suppose most of us do at times. How can I witness about Jesus? I’m not a preacher. I have no Divinity degree. I’m just an ordinary, everyday person who accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord….just an old sinner saved by Grace.
Doctor Doug Nuenke, President of the U.S. Navigators, talks of the “Powerful impact of Ordinary People”. He says, “The Gospel is meant to be spread naturally and organically through the lives of everyday people. God uses the live, personal stories of ordinary men and women who have been rescued and changed through the influence of the Lord Jesus.”
Jesus can use “ordinary” people like you and me if we are willing. Let’s look again at John 6:8-9: “One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, ‘there is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” An “ordinary” boy with what was probably his “ordinary” lunch. We don’t even know his name, but through the extraordinary power of Jesus, he in a sense fed about 5 thousand men (plus women and children as we learn in Matthew chapter 14).
You and I may be “ordinary” people with “ordinary” abilities and “ordinary” homes, and “ordinary wealth, but Jesus can multiply the impact. He can do extraordinary things if we give our “5 loaves and 2 fish” to Him!