Over five thousand people had gathered to hear Jesus teach. Lunch time had come and there wasn’t any food. Except for one boy. He had a lunch. He had food for himself only. But Jesus wanted to take it. The boy gave his lunch of two fishes and five loaves of bread. Jesus prayed over the lunch. Not only were the people given lunch but they had enough to eat until they were full. The disciples gathered the remaining food in twelve baskets.
The Lord could’ve taken the boy’s lunch and kept it for himself to eat. But he didn’t. He is Lord. Instead he took it and blessed the thousands there. But most importantly he blessed the boy who gave. He just didn’t bless the boy with a new lunch but he blessed him by allowing him to see how his seemingly small gesture turned into a miracle.
If Jesus asks you to give something up for him…give.