Now the day began to decline, and the Twelve came and said to Him, Dismiss the crowds and send them away, so that they may go to the neighboring hamlets and villages and the surrounding country and find lodging and get a supply of provisions, for we are here in an uninhabited (barren, solitary) place.( Luke 9:12, AMP)
We all know how this story goes. Jesus multiplies five loaves and two fish into enough to feed a huge crowd.
But I want to dwell on verse 17.
And all the people ate and were satisfied. And they gathered up what remained over—twelve small hand baskets of broken pieces. (Luke 9:17, AMP)
It just so happens we start with twelve disciples and end with twelve baskets of leftovers, hardly a coincidence.
Is he saying: “Ok, boys, now you don’t have to worry about tomorrow? I supplied you with your own basket” and in a wordless gesture, adding this thought. “What are you going to do with it?”
When the Lord provides for you, what do you do with it?
Prayer – Lord God, help us understand what you are saying, no matter how you say it. Amen