From Strength to Strength
Don't Pan the Plan

When They Were Few in Number

Small Beginnings

Small movements and beginnings are only small if all we measure is the present.

Retrospective views widen our understanding and inform our sense of purpose in every moment.

Small is small thinking and small doing. What is of little account is in the ledger of the accountant is the seed of greatness to the Master Investor. 

A small swath of geography and a diverse people descended from Abraham continue to take the center stage of history and have gifted us with the wisdom and truth of their cultures and tenacity.

All were pilgrims, sojourners, and immigrants.

All were forged in the fire of imperfection, trial and error, suffering, and bloodshed.

Among those were a tribe of priests appointed to witness to all and to bless all those who would gather to the place and be scattered from it. They were the carriers of the promises and the agents of blessing to the world ...

That we might also become such conveyors of promise and blessing ... though we be small, though we be few,  though we may come short on the ledger of importance. We, the wanderers of the earth share their legacy of hope with gratitude because it was given to them to share with us ... and they did ... and we have a debt we can never repay.


When they were few in number,
of little account, and sojourners in it,
wandering from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another people,
he allowed no one to oppress them;
he rebuked kings on their account,
saying, “Touch not my anointed ones,
do my prophets no harm!”

(Psalm 105:12-15 ESV)

Among the lessons is this:

For who dares make light of small beginnings? These seven eyes will joyfully look on the tin tablet in Zerubbabel’s hand. (These are the eyes of the Lord, which constantly range across the whole earth.) - Zechariah 4:10 (New English Translation)

Today's take away:

Get started! The world is waiting for you to be a blessing and God delights in your first steps in that direction.