There’s this scene in the Bible where thousands of people are gathered to hear Jesus teach. Only it’s getting late. People are hungry. And the only food around is in the possession of a young boy. He has five loaves of bread and two fish. Nowhere near enough to feed the crowd.
When I read this story, I can’t help but wonder….
Any of these would be normal reactions. Human reactions. Because the task before him was 100% impossible.
But he did give his all.
And it hit me with so much power. So much truth.
There are people who try to break up the bread and do impossible things on their own.
There are people who don’t even try, because they see the impossibility before them.
And there are people like that boy. A kid who gave everything, knowing it was nowhere near enough. But he gave it anyway and trusted Jesus with the rest.
I want to be like that kid. I want to put forth my best effort. I want to give God my all. But at the end of the day, I want to remember that my all will never be enough. So if or when God chooses to multiply the work of my hands, I won’t ever question who deserves the credit.