Do you ever feel ordinary? Just run of the mill, Plain Jane? Does this feeling make you excited or a little depressed?
Last week when I took Janie Lou in for her six month check-up I found out that she is VERY ordinary. She is developing at an average pace. She does average things and is the average height and weight for her age. Nothing about her makes her stand out. Of course, Carl and I think she’s above average in cuteness, but according to actual measurable standards, she is average. She is just an ordinary girl. Which gets me EXTREMELY excited!
Why would my child being ordinary get me so excited? Well, because the Bible is full of stories of God using ordinary people to do extraordinary tasks. Think back with me to the stories you learned as a child.
David. David was so ordinary that when Samuel came to Jesse (David’s father) to find the next king, Jesse didn’t even call David in from the field. He wasn’t even considered. As Samuel looked around he saw one of David’s brothers and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”