316 - Friday
Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way."
Now you didn’t think I was going to forget about Jesus feeding the five thousand, did you? It’s one of the first stories we hear as a child. One reason I believe it is told so often is that it was a boy who fed the people.
Jesus had compassion as he taught His followers about the Lord. He multiplied this young boy’s gift and fed them all and still had some food left over. What a miracle that must have been to see firsthand.
God wants to use you, too, this season. Every boy, girl, man and woman has something to give. Jesus had compassion on the people! Do you have compassion enough to do something for a person who has the need of Jesus’ love?
I am amazed sometimes how we rely on the other person to reach out and serve, instead of doing it ourselves. Did this young boy say, “No, this is my lunch and you can’t have it!”
When we taught youth groups we often used three kids and three apples for an illustration. The first kid would not share his apple but said, “What’s mine is mine and I’m going to keep it!” The next kid said, “What’s yours is mine and I’m going to take it! “ He grabs the apple away from him. The third kid said, “What’s mine is yours and I’m going to share it!”
- What kid are you?
- Are you willing to share what is yours saw Christ is glorified?
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