The Jawbone Of An Ass
“And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.”
The story goes that the Philistines were upset because Samson had set fire to their fields with the aid of three hundred foxes. Three thousand men came to Samson’s people and demanded they give him up, so that they could take revenge. His people decided to hand him over. To say the least, Samson was in a tough spot.
On the ground lay a new jawbone of an ass. To the natural man a donkey’s bone would not seem like much but to Samson and the Spirit of God, it was everything. Here is a truth,
Faith as small as the grain of a mustard seed can move a mountain. A rod raised over the red sea can part its waters. A few fishes and loaves of bread can feed five thousand. It matters not how small or insignificant what you have is,because when you add God, it is more than enough.
With this in mind, should we not look with new eyes upon what we already have at our disposal? Instead of dismissing things as too small or unworthy, maybe everything we need to overcome what faces us is already within our reach. Perhaps, by faith, we need only to seize upon what we already have and that will be sufficient.
In conclusion, understand that our deliverance, like Samson’s, comes not from our own strength but from God. Mere men may need armies, but with God, we only need what little we have and His Spirit to prevail. Look at what Our Father has already given you and ask Him if this is what He can and will use to win the battle you face. Maybe, the means to victory are closer than you think, even within your grasp.