A great tree stands in the sunset and a small tree underneath. How often God utilises the small insignificant people for great tasks. Jesus was not born into a life of luxury, far from it as he was born in some sort of lowly stable. Moses seemed to think he was the wrong person, or at least an ill equipped person. The warriors laughed at David and his brothers thought he was the most unlikely to walk out and slay the giant Goliath.
22 Thus says the Lord God: “I will take also one of the highest branches of the high cedar and set it out. I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and will plant it on a high and prominent mountain. 23 On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it; and it will bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a majestic cedar. Under it will dwell birds of every sort; in the shadow of its branches they will dwell. 24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I, the Lord, have brought down the high tree and exalted the low tree, dried up the green tree and made the dry tree flourish; I, the Lord, have spoken and have done it.”
I love the idea that all the trees know that God has made the insignificant great and the great insignificant. But even more wonderful that the trees will know! Trees are alive as they grow and reproduce but do they have a consciousness, perhaps collectively but there is no way of knowing for sure.
How the insignificant parts of your day can take on further meaning. Small encounters were you exchange a simple conversation could lead to an immense decision to accept Christ – we must be aware and conscious of this responsibility at all times. I am guilty of being too busy, or in my own world sometimes, and this perhaps puts people off talking about the subjects they want to talk about. I have been too flippant with people and this also can lead to the wrong decision being made perhaps.
It gives me hope that God likes to favour the underdog and that he chooses people we would not necessarily choose to do a task.
Jesus also has chosen you, you need only accept and he will guide you to his mission. We need to be open to the most obscure meetings taking the most important part in this journey. He is the only way to salvation and the only way to redeem our sins through his blood sacrifice on the cross.
Dear Lord let me not be too busy to accept your meetings that will lead people to you, to further your mission.