Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 4 – 10 December 2016
“They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.”
Many of us have things we take for granted. For example, a rich man may not notice how important a $ 100 but for some, it may be very important. We tend to overlook things we have abundant of.
But we live in a world where everything is finite and limited. We may have more than we need on some things, but there will always something we will find scarce for ourselves.
In the Book of Genesis, the whole world during the time of Joseph the Dreamer suffered a famine but Egypt stayed strong because they have food in store for them, but time came when Egypt also was affected by famine and Joseph ordered “opened all the barns, and sold to the Egyptians: for the famine had oppressed them also.” (Genesis 41:54-56).
A similar event also took place during Jesus’ time. Being told that the crowd following him is hungry, Jesus told the disciples to feed the people with five loaves of bread and two fish. (Matthew 14:13-21). It won’t also be His last time to feed the multitude, on the second account, He fed 4 000 people (Matthew 15:29-39).
These stories tell us of one thing: with God on our lives, we can live a complete and fulfilled journey on this planet. With Him on the center of our lives, there is nothing more we can ask for, as He is more than enough for us.
Put Christ in the center of your life and everything else will follow.