Monday, April 4, 2005

Luke-Loaves and Fishes

    Luke 9:13  But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.   Jesus commands them to feed the people. They looked at what they had, not much, 5 loaves of barley bread and two fish. We need to buy more food. Often we just do not know how to do something, we are limited, but God is not limited, if he requires something from us, he will provide.
Luke 9:14  For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.   Five thousand people to feed and so little food. Now Jesus commands them again. Have them sit in groups of fifties. God is a God of order. If left as a big mob of people the strong would rush forward and the weak ones would go without food. I strong man could take the whole five loafs and two fish.
Luke 9:15  And they did so, and made them all sit down.
Luke 9:16  Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
  Jesus blessed the food, giving thanks to the Father. He broke the food up and gave them to the disciples to serve.
Luke 9:17  And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.   A great miracle. God uses what we have if we trust him and he multiplies it for his purpose. Twelve baskets of fragments were left over. Nothing was wasted and there was a basket for each of the disciples, for their own meal. The servants of God are provided for, even though they seek no personal gain.   What can be said that you have not heard about this story? Just remember, that God will use whatever you give him, if he requires it of you. He also will use your obedience to glorify God and give you an increase. I like that.

1 comment:

spacecowboy123 said...

   "You give them something to eat." Now that is something to ponder. Here was and is the test.YOU give them something to eat. What can you give? You can only  give...from what has been given to you. So then; what has He given you? How many loaves...How many fish do you have?
   You can borrow: [" He also said to them: "Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I don't have anything to offer him."] (Luke 11:5-6)  Be ready in season and out of season. Jesus has given each of us something to give to others.    
   When the Lord brings that person to us...What are we going to give them? What do you have? What did they have? Really; it didn't seem like it was enough. What do you have? Whatever it is...God can multiply it when it is His hands. Or as I read years ago this quote: "Little becomes much when God is in it."
   In ministry; we are called to give something. Whatever Jesus has done in your life...is what you have. But; it is not dependent on solely on you. Paul writes in II Cor. 2:4-5   "Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God." His call is His enabling. Amen
   What can we give? Give them Jesus. Blessings on you Super.
                                                                                In His Triumph,space