Episode #97: Little Is Much
“His disciples answered Him, “Where can anyone get enough bread here in this desolate place to fill these people? ” “How many loaves do you have? ” He asked them. “Seven,” they said.” (Mark 8:4-5)
Once again there is a large crowd in front of Jesus. This time Jesus has compassion on them because they are hungry. Unlike the first crowd that was wandering without a shepherd, this crowd had been following Him for three days and some had traveled a long way. We know the first crowd was close to places where they could buy food because, in Mark 6:36, the disciples tell Jesus to let the crowd go and buy food.
This crowd however has followed Jesus to a place in the wilderness where there were no shops or homes to turn to for help. He wants to feed the people so, He turns to the disciples and asks, “How many loaves do you have?”. In the middle of the wilderness, with no place for provision Jesus uses the scraps of the disciples to bless thousands.
Many of us may work at a job with many lost people. Many of you go to school each day with many lost students. Many of us have friends and family that are lost and wandering in the wilderness. They are hungry and need to be fed and the task may seem insurmountable because our knowledge of the gospel is no more than scraps and leftovers. Don’t believe the lie from Satan that we don’t know enough to reach people.
Let Us be a people who realize that our little is much when we turn it over to Jesus and allow Him to use it for His glory. When we turn our scraps of knowledge over to Jesus, He can and will use them to bless and feed many more than we could ever imagine.
Love Y’all! Be Blessed!