Sometimes life can get overwhelming. Camp is here and it is easy to look at to-do lists and wonder how everything will get done. The truth is that we will not be able to do any of our tasks in our own strength. But that does not stop us from trying.
In scripture when Jesus fed the multitude the disciples did not know how five loaves and two fish could feed so many people. In John 6:9 Andrew says to Jesus, “but what are they for so many?” The disciples didn’t understand what Jesus was about to do. They could only see what was in front of them. As humans, we use logic and knowledge from past experiences, and these men knew that the fish and loaves that were available would never be able to feed thousands of people. That is where the power of Christ comes in.
Verse 11 says “Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were seated—so also with the fish, as much as they wanted.” As much as they wanted! Jesus did not provide just enough, he provided beyond what was necessary. Twelve baskets of left over pieces from the two fish and five loaves. The disciples did not think that the small amount of food would be able to do anything for the situation at hand. But the truth is, not only did it solve the dilemma, it was more than enough than was needed!
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.”
As we allow Christ to work in our lives this summer, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. We may only have a small amount of fish and loaves to offer, but Christ will honor and multiply our offerings. He will go above and beyond anything that we could ever imagine.