Bring Them to Me

And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me…  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

Matthew 14:  15-18, 20

Iin this passage, we find the disciples questioning Jesus.  I don’t think that it was a defiant questioning, just a “it’s not possible” type of questioning.  Jesus had told them to feed the people.  They responded with the fact that they had but five loaves and two fishes.  They cannot possibly feed such a multitude of people with five loaves and two fishes.

Then Jesus said something that we should take to heart every time we think that He has called us to do something that cannot be done: “Bring them hither to me.”

What seemed impossible, and, humanly speaking was impossible was really just an opportunity for the Lord Jesus to perform a miracle.  When Jesus tells us to do something, we need to do it.  If it seems impossible to us, we need to “bring it to Him.”  Held in our own hands, what we have is not much, but when given to Him, we can see it multiplied many times over.

Whatever it is that we have in our hands, it is not much.  If we try to hang on to what we have and use it for ourselves, we won’t see much done with it.  However, if we give it to the Lord, He can do wonderful things with it.

“Bring them to me” always produces a greater result than “keep it for ourself.”

8 responses to this post.

  1. Loved this Ben! May I reblog?

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  2. Thank you, Ben!

    “If we try to hang on to what we have and use it for ourselves, we won’t see much done with it.”
    Man! I am hearing confirmations left, right and center today!!

    God bless you over and over again,
    ann

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  3. Ben, I received this from Him too, just the other day, or at least something similar . . to take whatever we have to Him. 🙂 God bless you as you listen to Him and put it all in His hands!

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  5. Take them to Him . . . leave them with Him . . . trust them to Him.
    He is abundantly able and He DESIRES to bless us more than we want to be blessed.
    What an amazing God!

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