Matt.14:19,20 – Then he had everyone sit down on the grass as he took the five loaves and two fish. He looked up into heaven, gave thanks to God, and broke the bread into pieces. He then gave it to his disciples, who in turn gave it to the crowds. And everyone ate until they were satisfied, for the food was multiplied in front of their eyes!

There is never any lack at the Father’s table. His house today is His creation – the grass is the carpet, the abundance of creation is His provision, His disciples are the waiters, and Christ Himself is the host. This is what Jesus saw while the disciples only saw a crowd, an empty purse, and a pathetic young boy’s lunch. The two realities are right in front of us all the time. Why is it we just can’t see the shocking abundance that is all around us? You can see it in Mk.6:41 – “Then Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, gazed into heaven, and gave thanks to God.” Did you see it? Look again at the verse – Jesus gazed into heaven. That’s it ! That’s how you see the true reality. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes it.

“No one was neglected, no one refused, no one was too faint, no one left off till he was satisfied, no one needed anything else, no one found that the food did not suit him; for indeed they were all hungry, “and they did all eat. ” No one stinted himself, or was stinted, all “were filled. ” Ours is a filling Benefactor, and he provides filling food. After the feast, twelve great baskets wore needed to hold the fragments. It was impossible to exhaust the store. The baskets were full as well as the people. There was more provision after the feeding than before it. By feeding others our stock increases. That which was left had been blessed as well as that which was eaten, and therefore it was fine food for the disciples. They gave plain bread and fish, and they receive more in quantity, and a blessing to improve the quality. Those who wait upon others at Christ’s bidding shall have a fair portion for themselves. Those who fill others’ mouths shall have their own baskets filled. Everybody is satisfied when Jesus makes the feast.”

For those who have eyes to see we live in the Father’s house. We have the blue sky as our ceiling, His creatures as our companions, His harvest as our provision, and the Son of God as our friend. No matter what the circumstances look like, no matter the apparent lack, no matter what people are saying about you, we are well taken care of. He never misses anything, He is never late, and He never runs out of supplies. He loves to prepare a table in the wilderness; He did it for the 5000 in Israel, He did it for forty years for over a million people in the Exodus; I am certain He has more than enough prepared for each of us.


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