Very well done dear sister!! In all my years I must admit to never considering this record from the point of view you did. Thank you for receiving and then sharing such a valuable and important pearl of truth.
Too many times I think we only see the actual events going on in a record and fail to see the "heart" of what is going on behinds the scene. This is a great example of this. It also serves to prove that in most of what our Lord did and taught, there were many levels of understanding--the obvious, the subtle and the "deep".
Thanks again for the great post.
Such insight about the boy and his bread.
Giving to God... Since I started donating to the work of the Lord, it has been easier for me to make ends meet than when I did not donate (see Malachi 3).
The location of the sermon was a place called "Sower's Cove" which is a beautiful spot on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, and the location of the miracle of multiplication was near Bethsaida. Did you know that the biblical text on this miracle is so accurate that it identifies the type of basket that was used was Jewish basket in contrast to the second miracle of multiplication where the type of basket is a Gentile basket.
It was rewarding to see your comments from the boy's perspective. I truly cannot imagine that a parent would pack a lunch for a child to go and see Jesus who had become so popular in the Galilee--without packing a lunch for themselves and going along for the day!
The faith of a child...
I agree with B2Y that this is a pearl of revelation! For sharing this truth with us you've done exactly what that boy did and I am sure it is going to be multiplied as a blessing to others, to a point where we will have more "leftovers" than what we began with! God bless you abundantly with more! Thanks K :)
Great perspective on the boy. I know this is not important, but I've always wondered where all of the baskets came from.
Somehow I have a picture in my mind of you giving our Lord everything He ask of you. I know no one is perfect but I always get the feeling that you strive for that.
I would like to speak to you about this comment:
"I'm digressing a bit and getting up on a soapbox but I passionately believe it is true and I am tired of the lack of personal responsibility in our society."
This is maybe the biggest crisis our world faces today. It is because we allow those who are found guilty of crimes and harmful acts against others the opprotunity to escape punishment. This only increases the amount of harm that they put upon others, while taking away the Lord's ability to work in their lives at the best time, early and in the beginning of their troubles. Often times this puts the wrong idea in the mind of those that would do wicked. This gives them an ability to continue to pursue their hateful ways. Before our Lord can work on us we have to have a conscience, but sometimes by the time the guilty have to pay they have none. Great Blog, i wish you could speak more on your passion. Maybe you should get a new soapbox.
Teach the world and feed your passion.
your brother in light,