“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” (John 6:9)
As I considered the Biblical account of Jesus feeding the five thousand with just five loaves of bread and two fish, two questions stuck in the forefront of my mind. First, if I were the boy in this story, would I give my bread and fish to Jesus? Second, would I be even remotely aware of the miracle about to take place because of my willingness and sacrifice? I wonder if the bread and fish were to be this boy’s lunch, and through his willingness to give what he had, the Lord was able to multiply the blessing in feeding the hungry people.
This coming Wednesday, Andy and I will be able to take part in an event that will feed hungry children in Ethiopia. By skipping one meal for one day, and donating the money we would have spent on that meal, our “five loaves and two fish” will be joined with the gifts of others as part of a modern-day miracle.
You can be a part of the “One meal One Day” challenge too. Are you willing to join us in changing the lives of these precious children in Ethiopia? Will you give Jesus your five loaves and two fish and stand in awe at what he can do?
If you are willing to join us on behalf of children in poverty, please go here to watch a short video, learn more, and donate whatever amount you are able. You can even expand the impact by sharing this opportunity with your family and friends. This coming Wednesday, we are skipping a meal so children in Ethiopia don’t have to. How about you?