New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, “You have so little faith! Why are you arguing with each other about having no bread? 9 Don’t you understand even yet? Don’t you remember the 5,000 I fed with five loaves, and the baskets of leftovers you picked up? 10 Or the 4,000 I fed with seven loaves, and the large baskets of leftovers you picked up?
Sometimes you forget that God is still doing the same things now as he did then-- but it is easy to miss because there aren't books added to the Bible including the 'every day' miracles we experience now days.
Tonight at church, we had that reminder of this verse.
We had our first Thanksgiving supper for those in need tonight. Now, I go to a small church (36 members) and the other church on the charge has about the same amount. So we ain't large.
We had ran an ad in the paper for a few weeks. None of us expected a big response.
SO when we got there and learned we had orders for 71 trays, we were freaking out! Excited, but freaking because we were unsure we had enough food.
None of us were expecting that. Hoping that we could help people, but not sure if we had the resources to help 'that' many.
The preacher prayed over the food. We all prayed (at varing times mostly to ourselves) that we would have enough food to last.
When we were running low on something, lo and behold, someone would come in carrying another dish with exactly what we needed.
Now, we ran out of some things (like potatoes).. BUT....
We never ran out of turkey or dressing or green beans or rolls...
Oh... We thought we were going to!
Numerous times we were down to the 'last one' and we would 'find' one somewhere. We were low on cranberry sauce for awhile and one lady found 2 cans sitting where she hadn't seen them before (right where she had been standing all night).
All in all, we ended up fixing 132 trays!! About 115 of them were sent to people in need. The others ended up being left overs that some of us took home... AND we had enough food for all of the workers (probably 20-25) to have a plate of food.. AND we had leftovers!
Going from fearing we wouldn't have enough to feed 71--
to having leftovers after feeding over 140.
GOD IS AMAZING!
God Bless You!