Saturday, August 15, 2009
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd. Everyone ate and was filled. Then they picked up 12 baskets of leftover pieces. Luke 9:16-17 HCSB
Head of the Church, inspire us to have in us Thy mind, to humbly wait Thy guidance, Thy joy in serving find. Henry Lyle Lambdin*
When Jesus fed the 5,000, it was a miraculous thing. I can envision the disciples being amazed as Jesus was breaking the bread and the fish because each break multiplied into more bread and fish. However, I have often wondered if the disciples complained about having to serve the food and then pick up the leftovers. I can envision them grumbling, “You would think that if Jesus can multiply this food that He could also make it appear before each person. And what’s the deal with us having to pick up the leftovers? Jesus must have not been very strategic in his miracle food breaking ministry plans!”
Lord, help us to be in awe of Your miracles and not complain about the work involved in experiencing them.
*To Worship, Work, and Witness