Sometimes it starts with a feeling…
John chapter 6 tells the familiar story. Jesus was teaching. Crowds were listening. It was getting late. And instead of sending the people home like I would have done (can anyone say- Bye Felicia!) Jesus suggested they all eat dinner together.
All five thousand of them.
It gets better…Jesus also suggested that He and His disciples would take care of the bill.
John 6: 7-9 picks up the story from there.
Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
I have read this story countless times, but for the first time, a different character caught my attention.
Yes, the little boy was sweet for his willingness to share his lunch.
But what about Andrew, the adult?
It takes boldness and faith for a practical adult to even make mention of such a small lunch. By doing so, Andrew was suggesting something. Andrew must have had a feeling.
Maybe, just maybe, Jesus could do something big with something so small and insignificant.
Andrew’s feeling was right.
‘Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish..and they all had enough.’
God still takes the little we have, but are willing to offer up..and He does the miraculous.
For you, it may start with just a feeling and you are embarrassed to even mention it.
Like Andrew, mention it to Jesus. Put it in the hands of the only one who can take it, bless it, break it and multiply it.
It may start with just a feeling…but don’t let it end there.
Mention it to Jesus.