Leftover Provision…that’s Good!

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. – John 6:5-14

Did you see what Jesus did in verse 11?  As much as they WANTED…plus 12 baskets of leftovers!  That is who our Daddy is.  He doesn’t do anything small.  He doesn’t just meet our NEEDS.  He is a more than you can ask or imagine God.  As I look over my girls Christmas lists, I wish I could do that for them.  I wish I could supply all their needs and all their wants and give them 12 more presents on top of that.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

Jesus came to represent God.  He only did what he saw the Father doing…and he gave them all they WANTED, plus!




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