November 22, 2011
He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread to the disciples. The disciples then gave the food to the congregation. They all ate their fill. ” Matthew 14:19-20 The Message
Jesus always seems to be asking you the simplest questions: ‘What do you have’? We always seem to make the most complicated answers: ‘All we have are five loaves of bread and two fish.’ Your lives are not that simple and Jesus knows that all too well. He knows you are pulled in all directions to see life in terms of what you have and in terms of what you cannot do. That is the world you live in but it isn’t the world that Jesus is shaping in you. He is shaping your life to see the world through His eyes .. to pray with your face toward heaven .. to bless the smallest and the greatest .. and break open His grace that is being multiplied in you. He knows it doesn’t fit into your daily schedule because God’s world beings together broken and dislocated things. He can do all that because their is always room in His life for you and the things that you carry in your heart and life. You’re never an add on to Jesus.
“So spacious is He, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding.” Colossians 1:19 The Message