When Jesus fed five thousand, he only had five loves and two fish.
He made beautiful wine from water.
He changed the world with twelve men.
What can he do with what we have?
If we give him our money, how many people could be blessed?
If we give him our talents, how many lives could be changed?
If we give him our life, how could he use it?
Could he use us to do more than we had ever imagined? Could he use us to change somebodies world?
Giving something away can be hard. You are letting go of it. Losing control.
But when we lose control, things can change.
The world can be turned upside down.
Like the little boy who let go of his dinner.
On his own he could only have shared it with maybe one or two others. With Jesus he shared it with five thousand, it multiplied and it grew.
What gifts are we keeping hidden? Too scared to share. If we keep them to ourselves they are worth nothing, but when we share them, they are worth everything.
The things we hold onto could be worth so much more if we just handed them over, and lost control.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. (Matt 14: 18-21)