We've been privileged today to listen to someone tell again the familiar story of Jesus feeding the 5000 as it is told in John 6:2-14.
(a) Although He was the divine Son of God, Jesus was powerless to "feed" that hungry multitude in Galilee until that "lad" started the proceedings by GIVING his lunch that his mother had prepared for him. It involved some really sacrificial love on the part of someone. This time a humble child.
(b) We never read that Jesus snapped His fingers and produced bread for hungry people, "bread" produced out of nothing.
(c) He had to begin with some "bread" that someone out of love had GIVEN, "bread" given through sacrificial love.
(d) Then He could add His blessings to it.
(e) Every blessing that Jesus does for the world is involved in cooperation with Him in His ministry for the world.
His self-sacrificial ministry is shared with us!
Be sure to check your e-mail for "Dial Daily Bread" again tomorrow.