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Have you ever wanted to do something that's impossible? For me, it would be something like snapping my fingers and have a big pan of brownies appear in front of me. I really like reading about the things Jesus did because He did lots of things that people thought were impossible. But what I like even better is that He said if WE have faith in Him, nothing will be impossible for US either! Read on...

Here's what the Bible says:

When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida.

But the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”

He replied, “You give them something to eat.”

They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.”

(About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”

The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to Heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people.

They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. (Luke 9:10-17 NIV)

A few thoughts to think about:

Jesus did many miraculous things. After a long day of teaching the people and healing the sick, Jesus still did another amazing miracle. He fed over 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. Now that is awesome!

One of the keys I want you to remember from this story is what Jesus did when He took the loaves and the fish: "He looked up toward Heaven and asked God's blessing on the food."

When we invite God into anything in our lives, He can change it. He can provide the solution we need. He's big enough to do anything. He created the whole universe out of nothing, didn't He? So He can certainly multiply anything that we give Him to make it meet whatever need He shows us.

I know it's hard to trust God when it looks like there's so little around us. But we can trust Him, and when we do, He will always prove faithful. Always!!

The next time something looks impossible, look up to God and ask for His blessing, then wait in faith to see what He does next!

P.S.- It's hard not to worry about things, especially when we don't have very much. But Jesus very clearly told us that God cares for each one of us, and that as we continue to look up to Him, there will be enough for us. Jesus said:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25-34, NIV)


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