It was hardly a picnic in the park.
Jesus crosses the Sea of Galilee, goes
up on a mountainside, sits down with his
disciples. He looks up to see about five
thousand people headed towards him.
A wondrous story of a boy with five
small barley loaves and two small fish
Elisha fed one hundred men with twenty
loaves of barley and had leftovers. BUT,
five small loaves and two small fish; five
thousand people (thatís a five with a comma
and three zeroes!) with leftovers! A miracle
Amazement overflows at the reality of
the story. Sure a mountainside provides
enough space for 5,000, but what activities
are available for the children,
port-a-potties, drinks to go along with
bread and fishÖis there shade from the heat
and where is the sound system?
How is it possible that 5,000 people
sitting in the open on a
mountainside can possibly hear Jesus speak?!
Oh, yes, there is more to the story
than five loaves and two fish.
There is always more any time Jesus
We always leave HIS presence well fed
leftovers for later hunger.
REMEMBER: Centralís Family Picnic in
Ellwood Park, August 26 immediately
following worship services. More than food
will be available to feed you.