August 20, 2017
The Divine Takeaway
Today we look at another miracle of Jesus' when he fed the 5,000 with only 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus was well aware of the physical needs of the people listening to Him as much as of the spiritual needs of the people. To over-extend ourselves is not only a risk to the physical and emotional side of our lives but also to our spiritual side of our lives. If we are too tired to spend quality time with God something is wrong in our lives. Likewise with Jesus - he needed time to rest and pray and so in this story found a quiet place to do this. But soon people learned of His whereabouts and people started to gather until there was a huge crowd. Taking time out to be with God is as important as food and rest to the body. A sheep without a shepherd soon gets lost. It has no defence against danger. We, without God, makes us lost and vulnerable. Jesus only had 5 loaves and 2 fish but used what he had and it was enough with basketfuls of food left over. We must likewise remember we may think we have little but it's enough and in God's hands can be put to great use and multiplied. Nothing is impossible with God - from something small in His hands great things will be grown. There is no telling what Jesus can do with us if we give our lives to Him - why don't you give it a try and see what happens?
Duration: 17 mins 13 secs