'Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.' Zechariah 4:10
I remember someone giving me this verse at the beginning of the Cumbernauld Church work whilst slipping £100 into my hands. She quoted 'mighty oaks grow from small acorns.'
I believed her but more importantly I believed God! I believed He would do it, He would bring souls into our small house group and cause them to belong to our church family.
Like David, I can truly say:
“The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” 2 Samuel 5:20
It's wonderful to acknowledge when God has done something. A bit like last week's story with the ten lepers. He has taken a small house group and turned it into a church in full operation. The Lord has done it!
We have another small beginning as we have just bought a building in Newmains. This time we feel an excitement. We have seen God bursting through in His mighty power already and establishing a church and here we are again. We wait to see what He will do.
Have you a small beginning somewhere? Maybe you have a new career that you want to follow; a youth work you run or a small house group.
He won't despise your small beginnings even though others might look on and laugh. He won't despise your hopes and plans. Let your hope be in Him. Confide in Him, tell Him your dreams and hopes, and wait to see what your Father will do as you faithfully endeavour to plant your small acorn.