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Friday, December 21, 2018

Little Gifts

This passage in Mark’s gospel is so instructive, don’t you think? “About this time another large crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. Jesus called his disciples and told them, I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a long distance.” "His disciples replied, “How are we supposed to find enough food to feed them out here in the wilderness?” Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?” “Seven loaves,” they replied.” “So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to his disciples, who distributed the bread to the crowd. A few small fish were found, too, so Jesus also blessed these and told the disciples to distribute them.” "They ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food. 9 There were about 4,000 men in the crowd that day, and Jesus sent them home after they had eaten.” (Mark 8:1-9) What little do YOU have? Money? Ability to sing, or play a musical instrument? Can you write well to comfort or exhort or challenge others? Can you cook? Or teach? The Holy Spirit has given EVERYONE of His children something useful for the Kingdom. Do we really think Jesus cannot use our few fish and loaves of bread to enrich multitudes of needy men, women, and children? Do we think so little of His power? Christian – go ahead. Give Him what little you have, and see what He does with your gifts.

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