Saturday, January 20, 2018

Daily Devotion: How Many Loaves Have Ye?

Bible Reading: Matthew 15:29-39

Key Verse: Verse 34 - "And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes."

Key Words: How many loaves have ye

Jesus has been teaching and healing others, and time has passed, so now the people are hungry. Jesus asks this obvious question, “How many loaves have ye?” Now we know that Jesus fed four thousand men, plus women and children, which leads me to this conclusion; it’s not how much we have, it’s what we give to God and what He is able to accomplish with it. Jesus can take our bread crumbs and feed many. He can take our offering, and spread the gospel to thousands. It’s just up to us to give and then Jesus does His part.

Hattie Wiatt, a little girl, came to a small Sunday school and asked to be taken; but it was explained there was not room for her. In less than two years she fell ill, and slipped away on her last pilgrimage. No one guessed her strange secret until, beneath her pillow, was found a torn pocketbook with fifty-seven pennies in it. They were wrapped in a scrap of paper on which was written, “To help build the little Temple bigger, so that more children can go to Sunday school.” For two years she had saved her pennies for the cause which was nearest her heart. The pastor told the incident to his congregation, and the people began making donations for the enlargement. The papers told it far and wide, and within five years those fifty-seven pennies had grown to be $250,000. Today, in Philadelphia, can be seen a great church, the Baptist Temple, seating 3,300, a Temple College with accommodations for more than 1,400 students, a Temple Hospital, and a Temple Sunday school so large that all who wish may come and be comfortable.

What to do:
✞ Give to God; then be amazed what He can do with what you give!

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