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Impossible!

Have you ever wanted to do something that's impossible?  I like reading about the things Jesus did because He did lots of things that people thought were impossible.  But what I like even better is that He said if WE have faith in Him, nothing will be impossible for US either!  Read on...

 

 

 

Here's what the kids want you to know:
"Jesus performed many miracles.  Such as healing the blind, raising the dead, making wine out of water, he healed the sick, walked on water, rose from the dead, stopped the storm, and fed 5,000 from 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish and had 7 baskets of food left over!"

 

Here's what the Bible says:

When the apostles returned, they told Jesus everything they had done. Then he slipped quietly away with them toward the town of Bethsaida. 

But the crowds found out where he was going, and they followed him. And he welcomed them, teaching them about the Kingdom of God and curing those who were ill. 

Late in the afternoon the twelve disciples came to him and said, "Send the crowds away to the nearby villages and farms, so they can find food and lodging for the night. There is nothing to eat here in this deserted place." 

But Jesus said, "You feed them."

"Impossible!" they protested. "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish. Or are you expecting us to go and buy enough food for this whole crowd?" For there were about five thousand men there.

"Just tell them to sit down on the ground in groups of about fifty each," Jesus replied. 

So the people all sat down. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and asked God's blessing on the food. 

Breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples to give to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they picked up twelve baskets of leftovers! (Luke 9:10-17, NLT)

A few thoughts from me:

Jesus did many miraculous things.  After a long day of teaching the people and healing the sick, Jesus still did another amazing miracle.  He fed over 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish.

One of the keys I want you to remember from this story is what Jesus did when he took the loaves and the fish:  "He looked up toward heaven and asked God's blessing on the food."

When we invite God into anything in our lives, He can change it.  He can provide the solution we need.  He's big enough to do anything.  He created the whole universe out of nothing, didn't He?  So He can certainly multiply anything that we give Him to make it meet whatever need He shows us.

I know it's hard to trust God when it looks like there's so little around us.  But we can trust Him, and when we do, He will always prove faithful.  Always.

The next time something looks impossible, look up to God and ask for His blessing, then wait in faith to see what He does next!

P.S. It's hard not to worry about things, especially when we don't have very much.  But Jesus very clearly told us that God cares for each one of us, and that as we continue to look up to Him, there will be enough for us.  Jesus said:

"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? 

Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not. 

"And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! 

"So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. 

"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today" (Matthew 6:25-34, NLT).

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