Loaves and Fishes

“All we have are five loaves of bread and two fish,” they said. Matthew 14:17 The Message

Are you looking around at your “little bits of this and that” and thinking, “What can someone like me do to change this world?”

(I used to say that… a lot.)

Before I started blogging, I was convinced there was little I could do to really make much of a difference in someone else’s life.

My BIG dreams looked to be long dead and gone.

All I had left, were scraps and leftovers, and I kept thinking, “What could I do with that?”

Remember this wonderful old song?

“Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely. Don’t squander your words or your thoughts. Consider that even the simplest actions you take for your lives matter beyond measure…and they matter forever.” –Andy Andrews

Book Review: KARL’S DIVE, Part Four

Karl and I went to law school together. We met on the first day of class. He was a hard guy to miss in the hallway with the machine he used to get around. He was stunningly kind and smart and loving. What was most striking about him, though, was he found a freedom in his life most of us are still looking for in ours.

Karl and I sat for the bar exam at the same time and he finished before me. You know why? He’s got a fast tongue. Since passing the bar on the first try, Karl has been working at the attorney general’s office. He chases bad guys for a living, running toward injustice with passion and purpose. His quick mind and even quicker tongue have proven to be more than enough for him to make his mark on the world, to do justice, and to express his love for God in many ways. Karl has had five cases go to California’s supreme court. He won five times. Not only this, but he’s had more than one hundred published decisions that have shaped the laws on criminal justice and victims’ rights, affecting millions of people.

Karl’s life is not unlike the story of a young boy with a few fish and some bread. Jesus tells us to bring what we have to Him, and He will make something amazing out of it. Karl just keeps bringing what he’s got to Jesus. I think we should do the same; just keep bringing whatever you have to God and let Him decide what He’ll do with it.

Loaves and Fishes

Can God do miracles with your “little”?

What can God do with just five loaves and two fish?

Jesus said, “Bring them here.” Then he had the people sit on the grass. 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. They gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. About five thousand were fed. Matthew 14:18-21 The Message

God Was Always For You!

So maybe your “little” is looking mighty small to you.

(That isn’t a problem for Jesus!)

He says the harvest field is waiting–but the workers are few.

Is His harvest waiting on you?

When Jesus asks…

Do You Love Me?

After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

He then asked a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”

Jesus said, “Shepherd my sheep.”

Then he said it a third time: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was upset that he asked for the third time, “Do you love me?” so he answered, “Master, you know everything there is to know. You’ve got to know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep… And then he commanded, “Follow me.”

John 21:15-19 The Message

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