The Potential of a Sack Lunch
“After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?" This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do. Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for everyone to receive a little." One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him, "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?" Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted. When they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost." So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.”
John 6:1-13 NASB
The secret to success is unity, when we use all that God gives, we will see an out pouring of God’s Spirit. Jesus already knew what he was going to do. Just as John 6 shows God is doing this very thing today. We are seeing momentum because of one reason God is drawing people to him. We need to be in a place for God to use us, the young and the older working in perfect unity.
The younger need to be respectful of those who have carried the gospel before them. The older need to see the gifts that the younger generation is bringing. Working in perfect unity the gospel will spread through this world like a wildfire. The young boy had a lunch the older generation was hungry and Jesus already knew what he was going to do. He was going to use a gift of a boy take it and offer it to all the people and when they ate all that they could 12 baskets was filled. Abundance happens when we work in perfect unity letting Jesus use the gifts he has placed in all of our lives for his purpose. Jesus looks at the potential of a sack lunch to feed all who are hungry.
Pastor Benaiah Snider