God reveals His glory in unlikely places through unlikely people. He probably does that because His glory shows brighter to us in those situations. I think He also has a sense of humor about it and enjoys our surprise, even as it builds our faith.
Some of my favorite “least likelys” include:
David – as the youngest son and a shepherd boy, he was a least likely candidate to become king; in fact, he wasn’t even called in from the fields when Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse’s sons.
Rahab – a gentile prostitute; she was the hero that saved the spies at Jericho and was then included in the Messianic line through David
Gideon – in Gideon’s own words, “Pardon me, my Lord, but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Yet he was called mighty warrior and delivered Israel.
Mary – the obscure young virgin from meager means; she became the mother of our Messiah.
Mary of Magdala – woman disciple of Jesus, honored as the first eyewitness to the resurrection; even though as a woman, her testimony would not have legal weight to the Romans.
Saul – also known as Paul, was a zealous persecutor of Christians; he “saw the light” and became the most influential leader of the early church.
Sarah – a 90-year-old barren woman; she became the mother of Israel.
I’m a least likely - an introvert with an education and career in the medical field; God has called me to teach about Him in classrooms and churches. I’m astonished every day that I get to encourage someone from God’s Word. And I pray that His glory will shine brighter still because He loved enough to use even me.
Is there a “least likely” place God is using you?
 Judges 6:15