Love Multiplies

For the Advent/Christmas season, each Monday’s post will look at the love that came down at Christmas. We will explore what Jesus’ love offers us and asks of us.

…he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. Matthew 15:36 NRSV

There were thousands of hungry people around Jesus. Jesus saw their need. He wanted to satisfy their hunger.

MP900443250[1]The disciples saw the crowd’s need too. But they only had a few small loaves and  a  couple of fish. They thought there was no way they could feed all the hungry people Jesus wanted to feed.

They were right. Such a great a need would require boatloads of food. But Jesus’ love has a way of taking what we have and multiplying it, until the needs are met.

Jesus can multiply what we have!

So the hungry ate until they were satisfied. Notice that bread didn’t drop from heaven. Bread came from the hands of those who chose to obey Jesus Christ!

MP900184901[1] Even today, Jesus’ love is able to take what you have and use it to do God’s work. That work might be to fill hungry hearts, to witness to wandering souls, to encourage the hopeless, to comfort the distressed, or to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. Whatever the need is, Jesus’ love is able to take your resources, talents, knowledge and experience and multiply what you have to meet the needs of a lost and dying world!

Jesus can use you to touch a hungry and hurting world.

The love that was born into the world at Christmas finds needs and then fills them. Let that love use you today to feed a hungry world!

Find a need and fill it today!

Prayer:

Giver of every good and perfect gift, take what I have and use it. Take my hands, my feet, my talents, my voice and the resources you have blessed me with. Then multiply it all, so the hungry hearts around me may be filled! Amen.

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