4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” 10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted (John 6:4-11, NKJV).
Whatever the nature of my need, God has always known what He Himself would do in response to my need.
Like Philip, I may wrack my brain to come up with a solution and recognize that my plan falls short.
Like Andrew, I may become aware of resources, “five barley loaves and two small fish,” but justifiably, from a human perspective, see the resources as insufficient.
Insufficient until the One who has always know what He Himself would do, intervenes.
And when I trust Him with my “less than enough” He transforms it into more than enough and meets not only my need, but the needs of many others. Our blessings are never only for us. We are blessed to be a blessing.
I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure (on a Monday). Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Five.”