A crowd came because they were hungry to hear from and be healed by You, Jesus. In staying late, they also grew hungry physically. Your disciples had only five loaves of bread and two fish; not even enough to feed the twelve of them, much less a crowd of five thousand.
But You took what was offered, looked up to heaven, gave thanks and broke it. And that meager amount was miraculously multiplied to provide enough food for more than five thousand people to eat and be satisfied, with more left over than there was at the start!
Oh Lord, You have placed gifts in me and in each one of us that are to be shared. Like the bread and the fish, it may not look like much to begin with. But You can make what looks like a little, a lot!
What matters is not what things look like here on earth through man’s eyes. What matters is that the gifts are available to be used by You.
So Father, when we look at the problems in the world, and are overwhelmed, remind each of us to offer what we have. Let us all look to You with thanksgiving in our hearts, asking that You bless us and break us to spread the gifts You have placed in each of us. Use it to make a blessing for others that will bring honor and glory to Your name.
My resources are meager. And my ability to make anything happen is feeble. But I trust that in Your hands, You can do more than I could ask or even imagine!
Because You are the One True God, with You, nothing is impossible! Amen