A Little is A Lot

Do you know the story of Jesus feeding more than 5,000 people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread? It goes like this: there was a crowd following Jesus. They wanted to hear him teach and be healed by him. It was a busy day and Jesus’ friends the disciples thought it was time to tell the crowd to go home and get dinner. There weren’t any food trucks or restaurants nearby.

Jesus tells the disciples that they need to feed the people. Huh? How are they going to do that? They haven’t got the cash and there aren’t any groceries nearby anyway. I’m sure the disciples were pretty frustrated with Jesus’ response.

So Jesus says, well, what do you have? Turns out there’s one person (a kid, the story goes) that has brought a picnic lunch. Doesn’t seem real helpful though.

But even a little is a lot with Jesus. Jesus prays and tells his friends to start handing out food. Amazingly, there’s enough to go around. And not only that – but there were leftovers!

How often are we like the disciples and think there isn’t enough to go around? We tend to keep our hands closed so no one can get what we’re holding on to. But the thing about Jesus is – he can turn what we have into plenty if only we’re willing to give it him. Just think what it would look like if we held out what little time, resources and talents we think we have and let Jesus turn them into something meaningful and bountiful. Why, even our love, if we’re willing to share it, could change the world.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow as we gather to worship and thank God for making a lot out of a little. Come hear what your offerings from last week turned into and how they will bless many. 9:00 and 10:30 am. See you there!

Grace be with you,


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