Grateful for Provision
What comes to mind when you think of provision? Food, a home, money, the words you need for that speech? What an amazing experience when we stand in a place of deep need and something or someone comes through for us in our time of need. We breathe deep; we might laugh; we might cry; we might get down on our knees and praise!
In John 6:1-15, we are taken back to that moment on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd of more than five thousand has gathered, it’s evening and they need something to eat. The disciples immediately look at the enormity of the problem – five thousand plus people and no food in sight, except for five loaves and two fish from a boy. They’ve walked with Jesus, witnessed His miracles, and yet in this moment they seem to be missing the opportunity to witness yet another miracle; one of great provision.
How easy it is to look at the meager offering we hold or the scarcity of our situation and miss the opportunity for the miracle. It’s in that moment, with gratitude, that we can confidently offer what’s in our hands to the One who can take what we bring and multiply it beyond what we could imagine!
Based on the truth of who Jesus is – not on your shortcomings – how might you change your response to any seemingly impossible circumstance you are currently encountering?