PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 9:10-17
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“‘You give them something to eat.’ They said, ‘We have no more than…’” (Luke 9:13)
There is still hunger and poverty in the world.
Some people will quote Jesus, “the poor you always have with you” (John 12:8)
But what I hear the Lord saying more often is “You give them something to eat.”
We want Jesus to get rid of hunger and poverty, but he wants us to.
We want him to send the poor away, but he sends us to the poor.
But how can we feed the poor and provide for the hungry?
Is there not enough food, is there not enough money?
The poor are always with us is because greed and selfishness are always with us.
We are infected by consumeritus… buy, buy, buy, more than anyone really needs.
Individually, we can’t solve the problem, but we can offer something.
And God can take our small efforts and expand their impact.
Jesus is sending us, with whatever we do have, to do what we can in his Name.
Jesus gave himself for us and the world; he saved us to send us with his grace for others.
“You give them something!!!”
Lord, I can’t end poverty or change the consumer system… but with your help and grace, I can give something, and I can refuse to live the consumer life. Send me today Lord!