Lord of emergencies , help us not fear when in dire need. Our little becomes plenty and enough. When we have nothing You peovide all that is needed. We give glory to Your name. Amen.
Today’s reading: Luke 8-9.
Along with the sermon on the mount, the feeding of the 5,000 ranks as one of the best known events of Jesus’ life. So much has already been said about this miracle. I decided to choose some of the best writings on this topic and let them speak for themselves.
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…
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