I don’t know you or the year you were born, but I can probably guess a toy that you played with as a child – a stick!
A stick was such a popular toy for most people’s childhoods that it was actually voted in to the “Toy Hall of Fame” on November 7th, 2008.
If a toy stick proves one thing, it proves that things do not have to be fancy to be useful.
Many great biblical characters did not grow up in fancy houses, or have fancy jobs, or eat fancy meals, or drive fancy chariots. It’s true that some individuals had it much, much better than others (and do not forget that some of these individuals paid a higher spiritual price for their slice of the upper-crust than their income could afford) but the simple fact of the matter is simple and ordinary people were often used by God to accomplish amazing and extraordinary things through faith.
God is able to use people from all walks of life to accomplish his will for the good, but may we never think that we, or others, are not “fancy” enough to leave a lasting effect on the lives and faith of others around us (1 Corinthians 1:26-29).
“Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.” (Mark 12:41-44 NKJV)