The Power of Thanksgiving 1

One of the most popular narratives in the Bible is the feeding of the 5,000 found in the Gospels. The pertinent portion of this story often overlooked is what Christ does before the miracle. The disciples told Jesus it would take a year’s wages to feed this many men, not including the women and children. Jesus responded with a question, “What do you have?” They presented him with a little boy’s lunch consisting of two fish and five barley loaves of bread. Jesus takes the two fish and the five barley loaves and gives thanks. After he blesses it and gives thanks, the little bit becomes more than enough to feed nearly 15,000 people. My point is, if you can learn to give thanks for the little bit, God will make sure you have more than enough.