Years ago, my home church would occasionally host a no-talent night at which anyone who was willing could present a poem, skit, song, or whatever they thought would amuse the audience. The basic idea was that you didn’t need to have any talent to participate. Some folks took that literally and so the presentations ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. I’m not talking behind anyone’s back here. I personally scripted and participated in some of the worst offerings that ever appeared in that venue.
I was reminded this morning that Jesus isn’t too concerned about the quality or quantity of our talents; he’s a lot more interested in what we do with them. Jesus calls me to invest my talents – whatever they are, small or great – in the expansion of his kingdom. I really don’t have much to offer the Czech people. I don’t speak their language well, I am a stranger in their culture, I have not lived their history; but God is both willing and able to multiply the tiny offering I bring. I am very encouraged by that.