You might have heard the story a million times. You might been so used to thinking of how Jesus took 2 fishes and 5 breads to feed the thousands – that you don’t recognizes how impressive that is. Or maybe you don’t think it is possible and are getting frustrated with the story all together. I don’t know. I really don’t. All I know is that today we are stopping by the story in church (at least here in the Lutheran church of Norway). And here are a few thoughts of mine about it:
It’s one of the stories that challenges many of us because it’s breaking the rules. The rules of nature as we all have come to know them. Some believe that the biggest wonder of this day is that people reached for their own food and started sharing it with others. And that is a big deal, no questions, we should do that more often; sharing what we’ve been given with others. But, I’m not sure if that is how the story went, how strange it may seem. Because I think that a God that have created this wonderful world of ours and that resurrected Christ on the third day – for sure – can feed everyone with the smallest amount of resources.
I also believe that if we are willing to give our resources to the Lord, no matter how small they might seem. The good Lord can make it into something more, something that can bless the people we share this world with. That is big!
So don’t underestimate the small stuff – they are great things waiting to happen!!