Thursday, January 21, 2010

#007 five loaves and two fish

Matthew 14:17-21

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. 
“Bring them here to me,” He said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. 

"Jesus Feeds The Five Thousand" miracle is probably one of the most famous miracles that Jesus did. I remember learning about it ever since I was little. When I read this passage today, though, I learned something new about this marvelous story. 

Jesus used whatever they currently have at that point, which were the five loaves and the two fish... something very, very ordinary. When he began to give thanks, then something extraordinary started to happen. I took it as a reminder that God can use whatever we have in our hands, even the most average, unattractive things, as long as we are being grateful and thankful. Often times, we look at what other people have, compare it to what we have, and then we started to feel envious. Going back to the miraculous story, I believe that when we start to be thankful of God's blessings, something extraordinary will happen. :)

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Ivana! Please contact me. I'd like to use your illustration of the 5 loaves and 2 fish for a letter to supporters of our Christian ministry. Your art goes perfect with something I just wrote!