“Five and Two…”
“Five and Two…”
Jesus had to the disciples to meet the need of the people.
Note what happened.
How the need was met.
Who was involved.
When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said,
“This place is desolate and it is already quite late;
send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
But He answered them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said to Him,
“Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?”
And He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!”
And when they found out, they *said, “Five, and two fish.”
And He commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.
They sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.
And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them;
and He divided up the two fish among them all.
They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up twelve full baskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish.
There were five thousand men who ate the loaves.
Here are the bullet points…
- Jesus used what was available to meet the need.
- He does the same today.
- He uses us.
- He provides all that is needed.
- Multitudes were fed with “barely enough for two” - such is the way of the Lord.
- Through Jesus
- Via His disciples.
Fret not over resources.
Fearlessly live in faith.
The Lord will provide.
The Lord will move.
Simply abide in Him and do as He leads.
The multitude will be fed.
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