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Newsletter Dated: 3/13/2008 5:36:24 PM
Subject: Little Is Much
As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food."
Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
"Bring them here to me," he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. (Matthew 14: 15 - 21 NIV)
There is a song titled, Little Is Much When God Is In It (1) which shares the truth of what God can do when we allow Him to work through us.
Imagine with me if you will, what that young child with the five loaves of bread and two fish might have been thinking when he heard of the dilemma of so many people to feed and no food available with the exception of his small lunch.
I'm really hungry. What would happen if others notice I have food and there isn't enough to go around?
Maybe someone else has brought food. I know my measly lunch would never be enough to feed a few, much less this crowd.
Or maybe this...
I know I don't have much to offer, but I want to share what I have and give it to the Lord.
Somehow, I believe this child had enough faith to take action.
What about us? How can we give of ourselves?
If anyone would like to share some ideas with our congregation, please write your ideas on paper and pass them to me (Melody) and I'll be happy to include them in next month's article.
(1) Words and Music by Kittie L. Suffield, 1924
I've been working on a new website with the help of a friend from church, Louis Zingarelli, Jr.
You can visit his website at www.comeworshipjesus.org
Not only will my new website be a place to catch up on my books, but I'll be featuring guest authors, plus have articles/tips/links for aspiring new writers. There will be a contest, freebies, and more.
April is National Autism Awareness month and I'll have a special surprise, so be sure to visit the new website, sign the guestbook (for a chance to win a FREE book) and please visit often as I'm always updating.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2008 at 2pm EST, I had the honor and pleasure of joining two mothers of children with autism and we were able to share about the joys and challenges we face each day. If you missed the show, it is recorded in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/healyourselftalkradio
It is titles "Does Your Child Have Autism?"
Feel free to post questions/comments, I'd love to hear from you.