Mark 6:38 Jesus replied, “How much bread do you have?”
The crowd was hungry.
Jesus told the Disciples to do something about it.
All they saw was what could not be done. After all, a handful of fish and a few loaves of bread could hardly satisfy one hungry man. It definitely wouldn’t satisfy 5,000 hungry people (not counting women and children, apparently). But Jesus took what they had and used it in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine.
There’s a lesson in there, isn’t there? Don’t wait until you have what you think you need to be a blessing to others and obedient to God’s invitation. Don’t wait until you have it all figured out before jumping in and doing what you know God wants you to do. Jesus told them to feed the people. And God used what they already had in order to satisfy everyone.
Give Him what you have. It may be something as insignificant as five small loaves of bread and two fish.
Just give Him what you have. He’ll do the rest.
What are you waiting for?
What am I waiting for?
**Note: This is actually my reaction to yesterday’s reading, but it’s kind of hard to write out something like this when you’re listening to it while driving, ya know? **