He Showed 'Compassion'
He made lots where there was only little.
He exceeded well beyond what man thought
How Will They Eat?
In John 6, Jesus was the one that brought
up the subject. He asked Philip where they
should buy the bread so that the multitude
of people could eat.
Philip knew even a lot of money wouldn't be
enough for everyone to even have a little bit.
Philip immediately looked at how much
there wasn't. The lack. He didn't look at
the situation as an opportunity for Jesus to
do a miracle.
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, told him
that there was a boy there that had two fish
and five loves of bread. He told Jesus that he
knew it wasn't much for so many people. He
didn't see it as an opportunity for Jesus to
show His love.
You may have heard about the miracle. There
were about 5,000 men. -In the Strong's
Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries the word
'men' here meant 'males'. The number doesn't
include the women or children that were
there! At only one child per couple there
would have been closer to 15,000 people!
Jesus told the disciples to have the people sit
down in the grass. Jesus gave thanks to God
for the food and the disciples passed out some
God Showed 'Plenty'
Jesus told them to go pick up the remains.
There picked up 12 baskets full!
That itself is a miracle yet we don't always
realize what that means. Yes, Jesus saw the
needs of the people but didn't get bogged
down in it. He didn't sit down and dwell on
it. He didn't start whining or bawling.
Instead of seeing the lack Jesus saw the
plenty. He saw how a little would become
What Are We To Do With This Info?
We too should focus on God and what can
be done in our lives. We too should focus
on the reality that all things are possible
with God (Mark 10:27). We too should
focus on the reality that all things are
possible to the person that believes
Do not think about the lack!
Realize the overabundance always!
This continued perceptive will indeed change
your attitude and your life for the better!
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