Feeding the Five Thousand
by Berni Dymet
John 6:9 "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?"
For most of my life, I was the kind of guy who worked hard, earned lots of money and kept it all to myself. But you know - I never felt as though there was quite enough.
I remember hearing about "Christians" who gave one tenth of their income to their church and thinking - what a bunch of loonies.
But I have to confess, I've done a complete turnaround. Why - what would cause this greedy man to start thinking about giving a whole bunch of it away?
There's a time when Jesus was speaking to thousands of people and they were hungry. There was no food out in the field. And this young boy offers up a few fish and loaves of bread.
And Jesus multiplies those - to feed the thousands. Now - we can say sure that was then - but not now.
Hmm. Perhaps. But it seems to me that every time this little boy offers up his morsels - God does some amazing things with them.
I don't know. I reckon it's a Jesus thing.
For more from Berni Dymet,
please visit the Christianity Works web site,
or listen to the broadcast at OnePlace.com!
Please sign up for the Christianity Works Newsletter here