Give what you have

When Jesus looked at the five thousand people, he had compassion.  He didn’t want to send them away hungry.  He told his disciples, “They do not need to go away.  You give them something to eat.”  Matthew 14:16

If Jesus were on earth today in a similar situation and said to us, “Give them something to eat,” we would pull out our credit or debit cards, jump in our vehicles and drive to Mcdonalds and buy all the hamburgers and fries, and then go to Hardees to buy all their food and on to Burger King or to as many restaurants as necessary to feed that many people.

In many third world countries restaurants don’t exist and there are no places that sell prepared food. When Christ told his disciples to give the people something to eat, what could they give when there weren’t any places to get food? Where would they get nourishment to feed all those people?

They had five loaves and two fishes.

Jesus instructed them to bring it to him. Christ took it, blessed it, break it and gave it to the disciples to distribute to the people. Jesus multiplied it.  Five thousand men along with women and children ate that miraculous meal.

If you give what you have to the Lord, He will use it.

You always have something in your hand to help others, so give what you have.


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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3 Responses to Give what you have

  1. Nita says:

    Go always provides what is good for us!!! Praise him always and in all ways.

  2. mflabar says:

    Interesting. I hadn’t thought much about the scarcity of food to purchase. It must have been possible, at least for a few people — see John 4.

    I’d go to the local grocery store’s deli before I’d go to a fast food place.

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