God often uses the least of us to accomplish His will so no one can boast in himself. In 1992, a woman named Karen had a baby girl with severe health complications. The doctor told her parents there wasn’t much hope for survival. A week after the baby’s birth, funeral plans were made and a burial plot was selected.
But Karen had a little 3-year-old named Michael, who absolutely loved his sister. Before she was born, he’d sing to her every day and night. Now that she was dying, he wanted to sing to her one last time. Karen hesitantly allowed Michael to visit his sister in Intensive Care.
When Michael saw his dying baby sister, he started singing, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. . . .” Instantly her pulse calmed down.
With tears in her eyes, Karen encouraged her son, “Keep on singing, Michael.”
As Michael kept singing, his sister’s breathing and appearance improved for the better. The next day, she was well enough to go back home. This was nothing short of a miracle.
There wasn’t anything in Michael’s singing which made his sister better, but God used it to accomplish His perfect will in the situation. You see, God can take what we see as little and insignificant and do great things through it. He wants to use us. We just have to be ready to “sing” when the opportunity comes.
You might not think you’re very significant. Maybe you don’t have the influence of a manager, the skills or riches of an athlete, or the abilities of a pastor. God wants to use all of who He made you to be to bring a ray of hope to someone today. Are you ready to sing?
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John Wooden
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder