Unlimited: Gathering the Leftovers

Apr 16, 2024 1620

Unlimited: Gathering the Leftovers

They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand (Mark 6:42-44, NIV).

After Jesus miraculously provided bread and fish for the large crowd, you might think that the story ended there. But it didn’t.

There was still another important lesson to be learnt.

When Jesus provides, you will be satisfied.

But Jesus never provides just enough! Oh no! He provides an overflowing abundance of blessings for your life.

From five small loaves of bread and five fish, after thousands of people had eaten, there were twelve full baskets of leftovers. And these weren’t small baskets either!

We often focus on the feeding of the five thousand and not on what was left over.

We do the same things in our lives as well. We are often so fixated on what has happened, good or bad, that we forget about what remains.

And this is especially for the losses that we suffer.

Jesus wants us to see the blessings in what remains, and to be grateful for them.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: Is there an experience in your life that has marked you, and from which you need to move on? You can experience loss and hardship while also pursuing Jesus. You can have joy and peace. You are not defined by your pain. Think about the blessings that remain, and be grateful for them.

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Saidi Bulla Makande

Apr 16, 2024

He has everlasting love and Mercy.

Tony Berrigan

Dec 19, 2020

God is so good. And His mercies are new every morning. Thankyou Lord


Dec 17, 2020

I have experience three brothers who have so much conflict towards each other it's like either son don't have nothing to say about the other brothers I have pray that they come together and stop looking or talking down on each other cause I love all three my sons I get up set but lord knows they grow young men's right now but the youngest son put his baby brother down and it hurts me deeply but I have try over the years but I got to start moving on with my life and places all my worries in Jesus hand let him work it out for me I must say my baby boy do try he wants to call his younger brother but don't want him to have his number I told my younger son stop looking down on your brother and talk with him to get and better understanding what going on in his life and pray for him and your self and your oldest brother as well .

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