Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 29 July 2020


After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world(John 6:1-14)

Today’s Morsel:  From the creation, Jesus has a history of using the insignificant to accomplish the impossible. He took a stick in the hands of Moses and lead his people out of slavery in Egypt.  He took a slingshot and a stone in the hand of David and killed a mighty giant.  He took a woman’s cruse of oil and caused it to fill enough vessels to get her out of debt and live off the rest.  And he took a young boy’s lunch of two fish and five loaves and fed over 5000 people.  Paul, writing to the church at Corinth states, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.(1 Corinthians 1:27-29)
Just think about all the things that may seem insignificant to us that God uses for His glory. “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.(Mark 10:27) Never think of yourself as being insignificant to God!

Sing: I am a promise I am a possibility; I am a promise with a capital "P"!  I am a great big bundle of potentiality. And I am learning to hear God's voice, and I am trying to make the right choice.  I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

Thought For Today: Never think of yourself as being insignificant to God! (Parker)

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