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Pastor Jon Enter
by Pastor Jon Enter
February 13, 2023

Recently I read the account of Jesus feeding the five thousand. Something jumped off the pages of Scripture that never did before. Different truths hit your heart because of the different circumstances you’re facing in life. God’s Word is living and active!

After the crowd of thousands sat all day in the hot, searing sun hearing Jesus teach, they were famished. The disciples approached Jesus to send the crowd away to get food. I love how they blame the crowd for shutting down the all-day church service. “You know, Jesus, this has been great. We would keep going, but the people . . .” 

Do you remember Jesus’ reply? “You give them something to eat” (Matthew 14:16). You. What Jesus said, he meant. You likely know the story. The disciples brought a boy’s Happy Meal lunch of five small barley loaves and two small fish to Jesus. Jesus blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his disciples to distribute. Each disciple had only half of a small roll or half a small fish. After giving a tiny nibble to the people, they likely ran out after 17 people. But when they went back to Jesus, there was more and more and more. 

“You give them something to eat.” They did the work of bringing; Jesus did the work of blessing. The same is true for you. Do the work God has entrusted to you. Bring your best effort to Jesus to be blessed, trusting the results to his miraculous, loving hands.

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