Sharing what You Have
In the book of John, we are told that a crowd 5,000 people gathered to see and hear Jesus. It wasn’t long before all their food was gone, and they were hungry. No McDonalds in sight! One of Jesus’ disciples said there was no way anybody had enough money to feed this crowd.
But another disciple said, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Imagine how that little boy felt. He was hungry too. Why not just keep the little bit he had to himself? Fortunately, for those hungry people, that’s not what the boy did.
The next thing that we read is that Jesus is having everyone sit down as He holds up the loaves and the fish and gives God thanks for the food. You remember what happened. All the people ate till they were full. All because a young boy was willing to give away his lunch.
God doesn’t even ask you to give away everything you have, like the boy did. He does ask you to share, though, to give part of what you have. God will provide you gifts to share.
Prayer: Father, grant me a generous and giving heart. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!