How often we want to be extraordinary and live radically for Jesus. Yet, if we are honest, we feel our extreme ordinariness every day.
Look around the charcoal fire that Jesus starts in order to feed his hungry band of struggling followers:
“These are ordinary men whom Jesus invited to his table of fellowship that day; public failures like Peter, known doubters like Thomas, loyal and faithful souls like Nathanael, men of irascible temperament like the sons of Zebedee, and two others who do not even rate having their names mentioned, ‘background’ folks like the two other disciples. To that deeply human company Jesus opens the riches of his friendship—also, therefore, to us.”Milne, B. (1993). The Message of John: Here is Your King! (p. 315). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Our Lord only uses ordinary people to accomplish his eternal, kingdom work. Be encouraged today in being ordinary!