Friday, 18 December 2020
John 6:8-9 One of Jesus' disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him, "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?"
Perhaps this was intended to be flippant or even sarcastic. Andrew responds to Jesus' question by telling Him how much food was available. Notice too that it wasn't even his own food, or food belonging to the disciples. A boy in the crowd had brought some lunch with him (read: the mother of a boy in the crowd had made sure that he at least would have something to eat!) and Andrew assumes that they can appropriate this!
But it was this little, that didn't really belong to the disciples, that Jesus used to feed the whole crowd. Including the boy whose lunch it was in the first place. God uses whatever is available, even if the current owner is rather ambivalent about it.
What little do you have and are you prepared to let Jesus use it?