“There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. (John 6:9-11)
Like we all know, the Nigerian 2018 BUDGET at various quarters (Federal and State) is already drafted and awaiting approval by the concerned houses. It would interest you to also know that a certain amount has been allotted for taking care of guests that visits the state houses ALL THROUGH 2018.
I would hold those thoughts there as we take a cue from that to understand how much of a miracle it was when Jesus suddenly discovered that these people has been with him and they cannot be left to go without some sort of refreshment yet it was not as though they were from all logical angles planned for before that day.
We perhaps remember the miracle that occurred that day, but my point of emphasis would be the SINCERE AND VALID CONCERNS the disciples displayed when Jesus brought the idea of giving them some sort of refreshment. Lines like:
1. But we are far away from the city and can’t get anything to buy for this number of people.
2. And even if we can, that’s so much money.
3. By the way Jesus; DO YOU REALIZE THEIR NUMBER SIR?
4. There is a boy here but what he has is a far cry from what is needed in the actual sense.
Simple thoughts just like can be drawn from that actual event: JESUS ALWAYS KNOWS WHAT TO DO, PLEASE RELAX!
* Until we RELAX and sincerely learn to RELY on HIS CAPABILITIES, we might remain stalked in the talk shop of impossibilities.
* We must learn to hand the reins of our lives over to God who is NEVER RESTRICTED BY ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN HIS OPERATIONS.
* It’s NEVER a SIGN of weakness when we don’t get worked out and ALLOW GOD WORK THINGS OUT. Actually HE ALWAYS HAS A PLAN.
* Resources always multiples and Difficult situations simplified in the hands of the thankful. Please quit worrying and GIVE THANKS!
Please understand that analysis notwithstanding every once in a while, men can be caught unawares in angles they never envisaged, but with GOD ITS ALWAYS A KNOW KNOW, WIN WIN SITUATION.
Please quit worrying.
Author: Victor Senu Ogungbe