Sunday, September 7, 2008

Where is OUR Sufficiency?

It seems as though Jesus is always pointing out the fact that WE can't!

Matt. 14
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food." 16 Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat". 17 "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered. 18 "Bring them here to me,"

Jesus bottom line -"Exactly, YOU can't - I can."


Gary Sparrow said...

Jesus multiplied the bread but the disciples distributed it. The same thing applies today, we are his hands and feet. We have to take the bread, God's word, and He uses what we distribute. It's not our job to save anyone, just to go, God does the saving.

John Fincher said...

That is a great picture of what we are to do. I had not seen it that way.

In today's church, though, we would then start a "feed the multitude" ministry and put up a sign-up sheet for volunteers. ;-)

Please don't see me as too cynical!

Alison Fincher said...

Gary has a great point! I would add that Jesus' disciples couldn't feed the multitude and He knew it. But they gave him the very best they had anyway. God used what they could give him to accomplish His work.

A reassuring message, eh? God makes whatever we give Him better and uses it for His work?