Get it in His hands
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. Luke 9:16
Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe that God is still doing them today? Surly we have all heard of miraculous healings and provisions throughout history and even maybe in our lifetime, but is God still working miracles in this day and hour? In 2022?
I believe so! I believe He wants to do even more, but we have developed a lifestyle of taking care of our own problems and meeting our own needs. In the richness of our day, miracles are few and far between. We have become self sufficient and have little need of God’s intervention. Still times come when the Dr. just isn’t enough or the circumstances build up to where we cannot get out a mess we have gotten into. Somehow have forgotten that God is the answer and if we would just turn things over to Him, He would turn the situations around for good instead of evil.
In today’s reading, we see the hand of God move over a crowd of people who didn’t even realize what was happening. They came out to learn and listen to Jesus and to see if He would do some healing or miraculous things. Little did they know, they were about to be a part of one of the greatest miracles of all time. The breaking of 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed 5000 people. There is no need to make this miracle any greater by saying it was probably 15000 – 20000 people. There is no way that these 5 small loaves and 2 fish could be stretched in the natural to feed 500 people let along 5000. Jesus received a boy’s lunch of five small loves of bread (dinner rolls) and two fish and after He lifted them up to heaven, He blessed and broke them. Then He began to distributing them to the crowd. There ended up being enough in that small lunch to feed the multitudes there that day plus there were 12 baskets of leftovers. Amazing!!
How did it happen? The disciples simply brought all they had to Jesus, then He blessed that gift and multiplied it back into the entire crowd. This is the same way any miracle happens. Bring it all to Jesus and He will bless it and return it back to you in abundance. Maybe it isn’t food that you need. Maybe you need a financial miracle to pay some insurmountable bill? Get all you have into the hands of Jesus, and He will multiply it back to you. Maybe you are facing an illness or physical disability? Get it in the hands of Jesus! Maybe you are having a family struggle? Get it into the hands of Jesus! Your miracle is waiting for you there.
Today I want to encourage you especially if you are in need of heavenly intervention in your life. Take that issue, crisis, dilemma, and problem and get it into the hands of Jesus! He will multiply a miracle back. It may not look exactly like you imagined it would, but it will be a beautiful thing! It may not happen in an instant but know that when you turn all your need over to Him and put your problem in His hands, He is working it all together for good!
Today’s scripture reading: Luke 9:7-17
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him; and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.
9 Herod said, “John I have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things?” So he sought to see Him.
10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
12 When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”
13 But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” and they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.”
14 For there were about five thousand men. Then He said to His disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of fifty.”
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.