The sermon was lovely–feeding of the five (to 20 plus) thousand.
Five loaves and two fish expanding out to a feast for thousands.
Is it difficult to miss the metaphors? The abundance of God? Jesus providing through his own personality to satisfy all those souls by the sea.
But what if the boy had said no?
What if he had not shared?
Jesus never needed us to contribute. He tells us that if we don’t praise Him, the rocks will cry out.
He doesn’t need our help.
But if we keep our lunch to ourselves? We miss our portion in the miracle.
We need Him to make us characters in His story, not the other way around.
Good reminder when I am hungry and not sure it is a good idea to share my lunch.
When Jesus gives, He pours it all out for us.
Down to the last drop.