Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone -- But It's Nice to Have Around When You're Hungry
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks and distributed them to those who were reclining (more than 5,000), and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” ...they filled 12 wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.
Look, any Mom worth her weight in salt knows how to make a feast for 12 teenage boys at a moment's notice from nothing more than a few Triscuits, some pepperoni slices and two Kit Kats. But feeding 5,000 plus on a few small loaves of bread and a couple of tiny fish? Yeah, not so much. Of course, making a meal from a few crumbs for a humongous hungry hoarde is no challenge for the power of our Lord; He can do all things. But it's still amazing to comprehend -- even all this time later. And it's a wonderful reminder about how crucial it is to feed your hunger in both body and spirit. Sure, it's great to fill your tummy but it's even more important to nourish your soul on the Word.
Okay, well, I'm off for some more Triscuits!
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