Wednesday, August 24, 2005

We have all we need to help others

So, there's Jesus, talking to the multitudes and the day is getting late, ya know? So, His disciples nudge Him and say, "Send the people away for food and lodging. We're out in the middle of no where."

Jesus looks at them. "You give them something to eat."

"Um, Master, lookit," they say, "all we got is five loaves and two fish. We were kinda hoping to eat that ourselves... with You, of course." Besides! Five loaves and two fish can barely feed thirteen let alone more than five thousand.

Jesus smiles. "Tell everyone to sit down in groups of fifty." The disciples organize, Jesus prays to the Father, then the disciples hand out the food.

There was more than enough. In fact, they took up twelve baskets of leftovers. One for each disciple to take home.

Don't you get it. Whatever we have, what little tiny bit, if we are willing to give it to help others, the Lord will more than multiple and give us the remainder.

We keep looking to outside sources to help our friends and family, but we have all we need in Jesus to "feed" them. We just have to believe!

Time, money, heart, soul, houses, cars, talent whatever we have, give it to Jesus to help others. He will take care of them, and supply even more to us than we had to start with.

We have to stop looking to the outside for help. We must look to Jesus, offer our five loaves and two fish, then help Him tend to the multitude. Then, He will give us the abundance that is left over.

How amazing is that?


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Amey said...

Hey Rachel... I wrote about the same topic in April of 2004... It's an easy concept to forget, though... LOVE YOU! Amey

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