Toward evening the disciples approached him. “We’re out in the country and it’s getting late. Dismiss the people so they can go to the villages and get some supper.” But Jesus said, “There is no need to dismiss them. You give them supper.’ All we have are five loaves of bread and two fish,” they said. Jesus said, “Bring them here.” Then he had the people sit on the grass. He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread to the disciples. The disciples then gave the food to the congregation. They all ate their fill. They gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. About five thousand were fed.  Matthew 14: 15-21

Did you ever wonder how you were ever going to make something work?  Did you ever wonder “Will I have enough?”

gourmet-grilled-cheese-2One day last month lunchtime in Haiti was grilled cheese.  I asked Dan what I could do to help.  He looked at me and replied “Well we need to make 35 grilled cheese sandwiches.  If you can do it with 1/2 stick of butter that would be awesome.”  I discovered how the disciples must have felt!  What-you want us to feed all these people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread?  What you want me to make 35 grilled cheese sandwiches for 20 high school students with 1/2 stick of butter? Panic set in, deep breath, think about how mom used to make them and pray that the butter would stretch.  A half hour later we set out 2 full trays of 35 grilled cheese sandwiches to fill 24 hungry missionaries.  I know a miracle didn’t happen that day.  It was only ingenuity and probably luck.  But….

Did you ever wonder how you were ever going to make something work? Did you ever wonder “Will I have enough?”

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Phillippians 4: 19

 

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