He took a small lunch and made it enough for everyone. Ever wonder about that? Ever wonder how He could multiply the fish and bread and make enough for left-overs? I mean… what does that say? What does that mean?
I think the implications are clear. He is God. He spoke the world into existence. He made something from nothing. So on the one hand I get it…. on the other hand I notice that here he starts with something. He starts with five loaves and two fish. He starts with something and somehow makes it enough for everyone.
I think that’s important. There is enough… actually there is more than enough. At first the supply looks pretty limited, but in Jesus’ hands it is enough for a 5,000 person fish and bread buffet.
Perhaps there is the meaning. Perhaps this is the sign. Just like the fish and bread was really only enough for one, he would multiply the benefit of lunch to an entire crowd of 5000 people. While his death burial and resurection can hardly be compared to lunch, I do think it is fair to note that as one man he would take on the sins of the world…. he would eat sins demands for each one of us.
One man standing in the gap for millions. Seemingly impossible, but very possible with the one who can serve up fish-fil-a for 5000 starving guests on the country side. He is saying, “I will meet your needs.” No one else on that hill could have multiplied the bread and fish that way. Only Jesus could take not-enough and make it enough.
Application: You will never be able to come to the banquet table and feast on the riches of God until you realize that Jesus Christ has provided for you what you could not provide by yourself.
Thank you that you have brought me to yourself through the work of Christ. Thank you that I get to share in delighting to see Jesus save people from their sins. Thank you that I get to tell others about you and how you provided for my sin debt.
Morning: Psalm 107
Mid-Day: Psalm 55
Evening: Psalm 7