Sunday, October 4, 2015

Having Nothing

Daily reading: Matthew 14:13-21
Sunday October 4, 2015

They replied, “We have nothing here except five loaves of bread and two fish.” Matthew 14:17

In the face of great need, the disciples believe that they don’t have enough.  They have brought spoons for their dinner rather than ladles.

We do the same thing.  If we are not planning on offering what we have to others, we bring what we need for ourselves.  So we pack a spoon rather than a serving ladle.

Five loaves of bread and two fish is a meager meal for 13, how could it possibly feed thousands?  That amount seems like nothing.

The miracle in the story might just be the moment when the disciples took what they had, small as it was, and gave it to Jesus in hope that it would be enough.  The miracle might just be in the trust that they had.

Take time today to think about what you have to offer.  How has God gifted you? 

Prayer:  God take my offering, small as it might seem, and bless it so that it can have a huge impact in my community.  Amen.

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