Friday, January 29, 2010

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

I realize I haven't posted here in over two months. God has opened the door very wide for a new ministry, "Christians with Disabilities." Much time and effort has gone into the startup of that. However, today something struck me when I was reading the gospel of John. Let's look at when Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand...

"Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, "Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?" He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.

Philip replied, Even if we worked for months, we wouldn't have enough money to feed them!"

Then Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up. "There's a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?"

"Tell everyone to sit down," Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes (The men alone numbered 5,000). Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, "Now gather the leftovers so that none is wasted." So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves." John6: 5-13

The disciples Are contrasted with the young boy who gave what he had. They certainly had more resources than the boy, but they knew they didn't have enough, so they didn't give anything at all. The boy gave what little he had, and it made all the difference. If we offer nothing to God, He will have nothing to use. But He can take what we have and turn it into something great!

There's a H-U-G-E lesson in these leftovers. God always give in abundance! He takes whatever we can offer in time, ability, or resources... And multiplies its effectiveness beyond our wildest expectations!! If we take the first step in making yourself available to God, He will show you how greatly you can be used to advance the Kingdom of God!!!

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