Twelve Baskets – Good News for June 6

6 06 2010

Luke 9:11-17

Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured. As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”

He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.”

They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.” Now the men there numbered about five thousand.

Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.” They did so and made them all sit down.

Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.

The Daily Path: Have you ever taken a moment to step back from a perceived shortfall in your life to see the actual abundance that exists?

Today is Sunday. Where will you find baskets of abundance that exist in your life?



One response

6 06 2010
Daniel Tomlinson

Nashville, as you know, was just recently flooded to an extreme degree, and after lunch today Carey and I were talking about a family that lost their entire home in the flood.

We began to contemplate how blessed we are to have the house we are buying, and some other blessings that God has lavished on us. My heart and prayers go out to the thousands here in Nashville who recently lost everything, but like you we don’t have to loose everything to appreciate the abundance.

It’s what we try to convince our teenagers every Sunday morning in Lifegroup. You don’t have to go through hell to appreciate Heaven. God is right there with us through our own personal hell, and He never leaves or forsakes us, but I think it’s the times in prosperity and bliss that we are given a glimpse of what it means to be in His presence with nothing to befall us. Suffering is not doubt part of our experience, but David did write about his cup running over.

Grace and peace my friend.

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