I know, NIKE’s slogan. If I may speak for NIKE, it’s meant to say, you have all you need so get the job done.
But come on, do you think NIKE’s marketers are that clever? I know of a strong woman, filled with faith, who said it first.
She had all she needed to get the job done.
We find her giving the order in John 2: 5, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, (just) do it.” (KJV emphasis mine).
Jesus’ first recorded miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding feast in Cana.
Jesus, his disciples and his mother, Mary, were at wedding feast in Cana of Galilee when the wine ran out. Jesus’ time for public ministry had not come yet, nevertheless Mary knew Jesus could provide what they needed (more wine) and emphatically instructed the servants to, (just) do it—whatever Jesus said to do.
They had all they needed in Jesus.
So do we, NIKE.
And the wine Jesus made was not just a drop in the bucket, it provided the best for all the wedding guests.
Oh, the times I’ve used the phrase, a drop in the bucket, to refer to a small amount of something obtained when so much more was needed or much more was coming (glass half empty or half full).
Isaiah 40:15 tells us, “Surely the nations are like a drop in the bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.”
In this passage Isaiah is telling us how mammoth God’s creative powers are. The nations, all people, are just a small amount, a drop in the bucket, of all He has created.
But don’t take this the wrong way.
Although we are a minuscule part, we are immeasurably significant.
God’s created an enormous amount but we are the crown of His creation.
Each one of us is handcrafted beautifully and uniquely gifted for His purposes. So important are we that God sacrificed His own Son in order for us to live with Him for all eternity.
God is good.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the phrases we use. And hey, and we’ve memorized some of God’s Word without even realizing it. And that’s a double blessing.
There are so many more phrases we haven’t touched on. I’ll send an additional short post here and there with a new idiom to investigate just for fun. The posts will be titled The Word of God is Alive and Active so you can click on if you’re curious. Hope you will!
Looking forward, pressing on, and seeking God!