«Jesus said to them, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat’ » (Matthew 14:16).
HAVE YOU EVER had to feed a large group of people without having the necessary ingredients and resources to do so available to you? That has happened to me on several occasions, especially when we have taken missionary trips to different places, and the same thing always happens: one thinks the food is not going to be enough for everyone, but in the end, there are always leftovers. It is clear to me that God intervenes; it is He who works the miracle through His human agents.
It is interesting that Jesus’s disciples also had that experience. We find it in Matthew 14:13—21. I-he multitude, as usually happened, followed Him to hear Him speak, since He brought the Word of life to their ears. In this instance, it was a hungry multitude that had gathered together around Him, and Jesus gave the command to His disciples: «You give them something to eat.» Can you imagine being one of those people receiving that command? Can you imagine what would have gone through your mind? But bow are we going to feed them if we have absolutely nothing? It was a tremendously difficult situation if it were not for Jesus’s presence and help.
With barely five loaves and two fish, «they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children» (verses 20, 21). That was an incredible miracle from God. It is that same God who helps us in our apparently impossible situations.
What do you do when you are faced with the apparently impossible? Are you filled with faith in God, kneel down before Him to ask for His blessing, and get to work with the resources you have available to you? Or do you get discouraged, make a harsh criticism of the situation before you and the lack of means and organization, and choose to go somewhere else? You know, there are great needs around us and few workers who are willing to make the effort required to lend a hand to those who need it. However, the blessings that are found in that process of trusting in God for help in difficult moments are wonderful. Do not miss out on them.
Consecrate yourself to the Lord today so that He may do great things through you.