Today church was perfect.
Just what I needed and my heart is so full.
One thing that really stuck out was in the story found in John 6:3-14.
What did Christ have to work with?
5 loaves of barley bread and 2 small fishes.
Where did he get them?
And Christ gave thanks for those few things,
and fed 5000 people ending with leftovers of 12 basketfuls!
Now the miracle is the part often focused on because it is a miracle.
But we talked about the lad.
He gave what small contribution he had,
and it affected thousands of people.
His effect was somewhat small too -
he stopped their hunger-
but he did something greater,
he helped Christ perform a miracle.
An ordinary, everyday person with something small to give.
We each have talents, abilities, and other things to give.
Giving those makes a difference to people
and can indeed perform miracles.
|Consider the Lilies - Simon Dewey|