How Little Becomes Much
by Mark Brooks
The only miracle recorded in all four Gospels is the feeding of the five thousand. Remember the story? Jesus, after preaching to the crowd, decides to have dinner on the grounds. Biblical scholars put the number beyond five thousand as in that day women and children were not counted in totals like that. The disciples are told by Jesus to feed the crowd. The disciples objected that it would be impossible to feed so many people. Andrew spoke up and said, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” John 6:8 Amazingly Jesus had everyone sit down to supper and took the small offering given by the boy and started passing out the food. Miraculously the Scripture says that, “When they all had enough to eat…they gathered up twelve baskets of food.” All this from one little boy’s offering! What made the boy’s gift worth so much? It was given willingly and sacrificially. A gift given in faith will always be multiplied by God to achieve His purposes. It was not the little boy’s responsibility to worry about how everyone would be fed. It was only his responsibility to willingly offer what he had to Jesus. As we approach our time of offering many might wonder the same thing about their gift. It might seem small and insignificant. Yet every gift today given by faith, willingly and obediently, will in like manner be multiplied by God to achieve His Kingdom purposes. So as our ushers come forward today consider what loaves and fish you might have that you could give to God today. Find out how your little can become much in the Master’s hand.
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