Andrew And The Lad
Bible Text: John 6:1-13 | Preacher: James Damon | Series: Soundbooth Musings | Do we bring our all to Jesus? Do we trust God to take over and take care of us?
In the account of Jesus feeding the 5,000, there wasn’t enough money to buy food for everyone. If you focus on just the account of the miracle of feeding them, you can miss a greater lesson. Philip let Jesus know that even if they bought bread with all the money they had, it wouldn’t be enough for everyone. Andrew may have gone asking, or the lad may have tried to gather Andrew’s attention, but they are both important as an example to us. The lad was willing to give up his entire lunch to Jesus and the disciples. Are we willing to give everything we have up to God? Are we willing to allow God to have control of what we have and trust that He will provide for us?
We also can learn from Andrew. A child approached him and offered up so little food that it was laughable in the face of feeding so many. Despite feeling that it was woefully inadequate, Andrew brought the lad and his lunch to Jesus. We can feel inadequate and just not up to a task, but if God has a hand in it, blessings will abound. It’s important to note that Andrew doubted the amount of food as being helpful, but he trusted that Jesus would be able to put it to use. Not only did Jesus make use of it, not only did it feed all of the 5,000, but after everyone was FULL, there were leftovers. If we follow God, and trust in Him, He can bless us so our cups overflow!
[Psa 23:5 KJV] 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Remember that we all have doubts, we all worry whether we can do what God asks of us. Bring our talents, our gifts, our possessions to Him, and allow God to direct our hands to do His bidding.
[Mat 24:46 KJV] 46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.