Thursday, December 21, 2017

December 21



“But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”  And he said, “Bring them here to me.”
(Matthew 14:16-18)

Bring them here to me! Sometimes when we look at our limited resources and compare them with the great needs, we forget that we belong to a mighty God who is Lord of heaven and earth.
No one could have reproached the disciples, if they looked a bit confused, when Jesus told them to feed the five thousand men plus women and children. Not many of us would have fathomed that the meager lunch a caring mother had prepared for her son, could have any connection with the enormous feeding needing to be supplied.
 Nonetheless, just think that in this large crowd there was one who thought; ‘possibility’! - Andrew was there and made the seemingly absurd comment: “Here is a boy who has five loaves and two fishes.“ (John 6:8)
 And so Jesus says the words that echo into the 21st century, in our Christmas preparations: “Bring it here to me!
For God it does not matter if our resources are large or small by our meager standards. His perspective is so completely different, whether there is a single drop or an entire ocean, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it comes into His hands.

Prayer
Lord, I thank You that nothing is impossible for You. Forgive us that we are so often blinded by focusing too much on our own scarce resources. Give us faith that dares to give what we have to You, and await a miracle.

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