Matthew 14:13-21 - "Loaves and Fishes"
Obviously, we know this familiar story is a miracle story about Jesus providing
enough - that there is always an abundance of grace and blessing when Jesus
works. Our God is the God who blesses us in ways that cannot be diminished or
depleted. This story indicates that we should not only KNOW this – we should
It is also a story about bringing even the smallest bit for God to work with in this
Kingdom. Jesus demonstrates his ability to meet human need through a small
donation given by a small person (the gospel of John indicates that a little boy brought the loaves and fish) – and, through his real-time supernatural power – He provides a meal that allows us to see His abundant grace.
Friends, when we give to the work of the Kingdom, even if it’s just a little tiny bit
in a sea of overwhelming needs, Jesus gathers all the tiny offerings and multiplies
them for the task at hand. We can’t help but grow in our faith and understanding of
his majesty and power as we see Him work in this world to bring His Kingdom into