Luke 16:24 – Just a Drop

So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.
Luke 16:24

“Sometimes, it doesn’t take that much” I looked puzzled as I heard this coming from my friends mouth. We were talking about the dark and desperate place people find themselves and the overwhelming need there is in society. I began telling him how absolutely helpless and empty handed I felt in comparison to the need. “What do you mean it doesn’t take that much”? “Have you not seen how desperate these people are”?

Just look at the verse above. The rich man was in a place of complete separation and agony. All he asked for was a drip of water coming from a poverty stricken homeless man. Seems like he could have asked for a whole lot more than just a drop. But, that drop was like Niagara Falls compared to the torment he was in. It wasn’t going to take much to satisfy. “Sometimes, it doesn’t take that much”

And let’s not forget about the woman who had exhausted all of her resources for a cure to the issue of blood coming from her ravished body. As she worked her way through a crowd, (which was defiling everyone in her path) all she could think of was “If I could only touch the hem of His robe” “Sometimes, it doesn’t take much”

Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe. Matthew 9:20
And what about Saul’s’ son Jonathan, after fighting long and hard, (not knowing the command that his father had given not to eat anything until victory was had) and near complete exhaustion, he dipped the end of his staff into a honeycomb and ate some honey. His eyes were brightened, the scripture says. “Sometimes, it doesn’t take that much.

But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened. 1 Samuel 14:27

Remember the feeding of the five thousand with five loaves of bread, or the four thousand fed with seven loaves of bread. “Sometimes, it doesn’t take that much”

Don’t you understand even yet? Don’t you remember the 5,000 I fed with five loaves, and the baskets of leftovers you picked up? 10 Or the 4,000 I fed with seven loaves, and the large baskets of leftovers you picked up? Matthew 16:9-10

You may think that you don’t have much to offer when it comes to helping someone. You may feel unqualified, lacking the necessary funds or maybe you just don’t know what to say. Everything you have, given over to God through Jesus Christ and the power of His Spirit, can turn into more than enough.
Go ahead, entrust the little you have into the hands of the one that can take the little things and bring about much change.

Remember, “Sometimes, it doesn’t take that much”

Jeffrey Gillum

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