Friday, October 7, 2011

The Multiplication Principle

Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and passed them out to the people.  Afterward he did the same with the fish.  And they all ate till they were full.  (John 6:11 NLT)

   My job as a teacher was to make sure the fourth through sixth graders knew their multiplication tables. Their mastery made the operation of division much easier.

   Jesus was a master at multiplication.  At the feeding of the 5,000, he took five loaves and two small fish and multiplied them to feed all the people until they were full.  After everyone had eaten, twelve baskets of lefovers were gathered.

   What do we learn from this miracle?  First, Jesus is the supplier and we are the distributors.  Second, people ate until they were full showing us that God's supply is not limited.  Third, they gathered the remains; nothing was wasted.  Fourth, God always supplies more than we can ask or think.  Fifth, thanks should always be given for our daily bread.

Finally, if Jesus can take a little lad's lunch and multiply it to meet the needs of over 10,000 people, just think what he could do if you gave him your life, rsesources, and talent. 

   Are you willing to trust him completely?


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