Apples a ‘Plenty

You will know the stories of Jesus feeding the 5000 with a bit of fish and bread (Matthew 14, Mark 6) but perhaps this one has missed your eyes.

One day a man arrived from Baal Shalishah. He brought the man of God twenty loaves of fresh-baked bread from the early harvest, along with a few apples from the orchard. Elisha said, “Pass it around to the people to eat.” His servant said, “For a hundred men? There’s not nearly enough!” Elisha said, “Just go ahead and do it. God says there’s plenty.”

And sure enough, there was. He passed around what he had—they not only ate, but had leftovers. (2Kings 4:42-44, MSG)

There are those apples again! The line which always catches my eye is this one.

Just go ahead. God says there is plenty.

Again and again, we see this in our own lives but when hard times hit again, we forget the promises of God.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ( Matthew 6:34, NIV)

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” (John 6:12, NIV)

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? (1 Thessalonians 3:9, NIV)

I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. (Philippians 4:18, NIV)

Is it possible we could be content with this?

Prayer- Father, give us the grace to be content with this. Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”(From John 14:8, NIV)

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