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Meditation: Can He Feed 5000 Still Today
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In John 6 beginning with verse 5 Jesus does a miracle referred to as the feeding of the 5000. Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”

8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”

10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples[a] to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. (NKJ)

Four things stood out to me in this miracle. 1.) In verse 11 the Son of God found it only natural to give thanks to His father for the food. 2.) He gave everyone as much as they wanted (v.11); 3.) Although he could create more food at any time He had them gather up the leftovers (v.12); and 4.) Jesus accepted the gift of a young boy and amplified it. (v.13)

Do I always remember to thank God for his gifts? Do I realize God is about bounty not just getting by? Am I a good steward with those gifts, gathering up the leftovers in whatever form they are? Do, I give even my little gifts to God so he can make them large, and great, and plentiful?

And most importantly- Do I remember God can do anything, anything at all?


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