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June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

"God Breaks, Then He Multiplies"

“Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.”  Ecclesiastes 11: 1 RSV

Whatever you give, God multiplies.  If you give a skill or talent, God supplies more of it to you.  If you give energy, He’ll multiply your energy.  If you give time He will multiply your time.  If you give money, He will multiply your money.  Do you get the idea?

What keeps us from giving is our fear that we won’t have enough.  Just think what faith it must have taken that little boy to offer up his five loaves of bread and two little fish to feed 5,000 people.  

Jesus asked His disciples what they would do about the needs of the people.  They said, “Send the people away to let them take care of themselves.”  Instead, Jesus sent them out and they found a little boy with a little bit of food, too little to possibly matter.  

Yet, Jesus could take this boy’s trust and multiply it to feed 5,000 people.  And it wasn’t over yet.  They also gathered twelve baskets full of leftovers.  

God always provides more than we need, so that we can share.  He took what that boy had, blessed it, broke it and gave it away.  

God does the same thing in our lives.  The hard part for us is the breaking.  When God breaks us He will then bless us.  And He’ll use us to be a blessing to others.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don