“Twelve Baskets Full”
Thank you, Lord, that you take what we have—meager though it may be—and that you bless it and break it and give it back to us to give to the people in need who are right in front of us.
Remind us that, if we will trust in your provision for whatever crisis of ministry we face, our next crisis will be to find helpful and creative ways to use all the leftover grace and love we’ll have.
“They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.” (Matthew 14:17-21)