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I Hope You Brought Your Lunch

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“I Hope You Brought Your Lunch”

While that comment is normally made in jest, it is made here in great earnest.

The Bible story of Jesus feeding 5,000 men, besides the women and children, started out very simple. They were all hungry.

  • No food was in sight.
  • No manna fell on the ground.
  • No food was catered in.
  • No one knew what to do, except Jesus.

He asked them if anyone had any food. The Disciples made inquiries and discovered that some kid had brought his lunch. What were the others thinking when they left home that morning?

Just one kid out of the thousands of listeners had brought his lunch.

  • It was his lunch that was the very foundation for a miracle.
  • It was his lunch that Jesus blessed.
  • It was his lunch that fed not only him but also everyone else.
  • It was his lunch that was the focal point of the day.
  • It was his lunch that blessed the hungry.
  • It was his lunch that he carried when no one else carried one.
  • It was his lunch that stood out.
  • It was his lunch that Jesus called for.
  • It was his lunch Jesus held in His hands.

John 6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

John 6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

John 6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

John 6:12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

It is possible to be intimidated by those we worship with at our church. People will sometimes stare and whisper because we are the only ones that brought our lunch.

Unspiritual people make a habit of coming before the Lord with nothing in their hands. According to this passage of Scripture, If all of us come with nothing, we all quite possibly may leave with nothing as well.

Any one of us could be the key to a miracle today in God’s House. Even if all we have is a little homemade, nothing fancy, lunch.

What did you bring today?

I Hope You Brought Your Lunch!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

July 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

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  1. Such a small lunch for such a big crowd, but so much left over. Now that’s what Jesus can do!

    BJ

    August 10, 2011 at 2:05 am


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