My wife belongs to that elite remnant, but vanishing breed of women, who bear the indelible marks of an old-fashioned country girl. One characteristic is, she can take a few scanty things of this and that's and make a meal for her entire family. I've seen this extraordinary feat preformed on more than one occasion, especially in our younger days; our four grown children can attest to this fact.
Our blessed Lord, in a much greater way, prepared miraculous meals for the multitudes. But He also did it with it with skimpy things available at the time. We're told He took "a few little fishes," and seven loaves and fed four-thousand men, beside women and children. And this was not an isolated case. Most certainly, we can understand the song writer's mind when he wrote, "Little is much, when God is in it."
I doubt whoever caught those "few little fish" and the "few small fish" had any idea what a blessing his or her limited contribution would mean to so many hungry people! I'll just bet you, after Jesus blessed and multiplied their meager gifts, they were glad they didn't throw the little fish back in with the smaller ones. Let none of us be among those, "who hath despised the day of small things."