Chapter 41 The Jesus Code: 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer by O.S. Hawkins.
This week’s question: “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” (John 6.9).
Jesus’ disciples found themselves looking out on the multitude of people who had gathered in Galilee. It was time to eat, and the disciples had nothing to serve. Kids were crying and stomachs were growling. Then Andrew stepped forward with a little lad and a little lunch. Andrew did quite well at first: his initial words suggested his faith. “Lord, here is a boy with a few fish sandwiches! But when you think about it, what are they among so many?” Andrew was about to find out how little can become much when God gets involved.
We have, probably, all experienced times when there was not enough. How were we going to pay the bills? How were we ever going to get ahead? Or maybe it was a ministry need. Who would help us? How could we possible accomplish what God had called us to do?
There are times when the need is not a financial. We could be at the top of our career or simply enjoying more success than we ever thought possible. We could have everything we want in the way of a spouse and family, but we feel like something is lacking. We feel empty. Perhaps we have found ourselves asking the age old question, “Is this all there is?” Continue reading