“Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people.” (Luke 9:16)
“Jesus kept giving…so the disciples could distribute…” The miracle is always the Work of the hand of Jesus, the Son of God. Disciples’ hands distribute in His Name.
Every true ministry happening this day is really just a distribution and delivery service, whether it be local ot international. Remembering the distinction between who gives in the origin and source sense and who distributes, might help close the gap between grand proclamations and the works of God actually being made manifest among and through His people.
I always feel excited when a van driver arrives outside my house, parcel in hand….
I have learnt that if l didn’t make an order then it is likely that the parcel is for someone else.Another lesson.
My teacher used to say to me it’s no good moaning that you didn’t win the pools if you never filled in the coupon.
That was a long time ago and now I am to ask and receive .
When l receive it is often with anticipation as my order has been processed not by the luck of the draw but the hand of the father.
This week l asked for resolution ,a miricle.
I am thanking God in advance .
I have been sent many parcels of hope and encouragement.
It’s coming soon.
That’s very helpful, and I like Kim’s response too. Sometimes the parcel is a promise for the future, a personal gift.
But back to the scripture: I never noticed that ‘Jesus kept on giving’ so that the disciples went on distributing; the meaning Kenny explains is a new thought!
I love it. Not to be forgotten, thank you!
It seems that I am generally the person who gets packages delivered to based on the things that I have bought!
I am not necessarily a patient waiter for my parcels to be delivered!
However, I can at times be like an infant when I am in parcel opening mode!
Alas, my wife’s main saying is “not another parcel; what have you been sending for now?”