“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” John 6:9 NIV
Some people never feed their dogs human food and that’s great. Our dogs wait patiently for the last bite and always get to lick the plate clean. They know that if it is up to the baby, a lot more food will be thrown their way and licking her hands and face after a meal is a given.
The little boy in John 6 has five small loaves of bread and two small fish. That’s not too much more than what our dogs can expect to be slipped under the table and yet in Jesus’ hands, it fed 5,000 men and who knows how many women and children?
A bag lunch multiplied to feed over five thousand people. The story of Jesus healing ten lepers is recorded in Luke 17. John 2 tells us Jesus turned water into wine as his first miracle. Stories abound of amazing miracles in the gospels and testimonials of people we may know, but are we amazed? Do we skim over the details accepting them as fact without realizing how amazing it really is?
The disciples reported to Jesus the amount of food they had found to feed the crowd. Such a small amount yet it was multiplied to feed so many. Are you comprehending the amazing facts of the story? When you sit down to dinner with enough to feed your family and have a few leftovers and the pieces of meat that you slip to your dogs under the table could feed the town where you live. Can you see it? The lunch you pack for your child could feed everyone in the school cafeteria? That’s amazing!
Think and ponder the greatness of God. He’s bigger than you can imagine. His robe fills the church you attend (Isaiah 6:1). He’s able to do over and abundantly more than you can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). God is truly amazing!