Andrew discovered him in the crowd. Though only a youngster, he had brought a basket lunch with him when he came to see Jesus. It contained five barley loaves and two small pickled fish. The meal didn’t include all four food groups, but it was enough to keep the boy’s little tummy from growling.
Just about the time he planned to eat a couple of the biscuit sized loaves he was asked to share. First by Andrew and then by Jesus. He turned his head and scanned the multitude. He could see that his basket of food would not make it past the first few people before being devoured. Besides, they should have brought their own lunch. It wasn’t his fault that they had been so short-sighted.
He looked up into the face of Jesus. Jesus winked. He was up to something. And so the little boy handed over his basket and watched. The huge crowd was instructed to sit down. Jesus gave thanks to God. The bread was distributed and then the fish. The thousands ate all they wanted. When the extra loaves and fishes were gathered they filled twelve large baskets.
The boy beamed with joy. Jesus smiled. The boy’s willingness to share what he had allowed Jesus to multiply it and meet the needs of the multitude. Little becomes much when placed in the hands of our Savior. Jesus works miraculously when we give Him all we have, however small it may seem to us.
Will you share? Earl
- This Sundays Sermon “Missions and the Mission of Jesus”
- Family Worship and LifeGroups, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- Services are being posted on the church website, the church YouTube channel at FBC Weatherford Media, and on the church Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday
Patti Lowrance, Debbie Sumner, Jacob & Kelsey Wall, and Micheal & Kimberly Shields