Friday, August 27, 2010

Feeding Five Thousand

I'm sure most of us have heard the story about Jesus feeding the Five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fish.  But I wonder if you noticed in Luke 9:13, after the disciples had come up to Jesus telling him it was getting late and they didn't have any food to feed them so he should tell them to go home.

Then Jesus said to them, "You give them something to eat."

Can you imagine?

There are five thousand people and Jesus tells you to feed them.  So of course, they started telling him they couldn't, there wasn't enough food unless they went to buy some.  And they didn't have enough money to feed that large of a crowd.

After he heard them he told them to gather the crowds and sit them together in groups of around 50 people.  The disciples did as Jesus said and divided up the 5 loaves and 2 fish and managed to feed the crowd with 12 baskets left over.

Were you listening, he said for YOU to feed them, maybe it's time we started paying a little more attention to what Jesus is telling us.

Does this mean you have to sell your car, or do something totally drastic, not unless the Spirit tells you, but I think it probably wouldn't hurt any of us to go just a little out of our comfort zone to show God's love to someone.

1 comment:

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