What is in your hand?
"What is in your hand?" In Exodus chapter 4, God comes to Moses and tells him to go back to Egypt and free his people from captivity. Moses seems to think that God has the wrong guy. While Moses protests, God declares who he is and how he will be with Moses by asking him this question—what is in your hand? God shows Moses that he will be with him and that he is powerful enough to overcome all obstacles.
Similarly, in Matthew's account of the feeding of the 5000 (Matthew Ch 14), Jesus tells the disciples they need to feed the crowd. They respond, "But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!" Jesus takes what little they have and makes it more than enough.
Sometimes I feel like the task ahead is too great and that we do not have enough. But God never seems to be discouraged by how little we have in our hands. As long as we are willing to turn it over to him and step forward in obedience, God is willing to take care of the rest. My prayer for us as a church this week is that we would be able to trust God in new ways and say yes to whatever interactions he may invite us into this week.