Lenten Devotional for March 6th

SCRIPTURE John 6:9-11

“There is a boy who has five barley, loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 


In this scripture, the adults present are helpless in providing food for the throngs of people gathered to hear Jesus. Only the boy was able and willing to help start a process to solve this challenge. 

I’ve occasionally observed that there are two kinds of people–can-do people, and can’t-do people. Can-do people always seem to find a way to get something done; can’t-do folks, well, not so much!

When it comes to the Church and doing meaningful work, we have more ability than we think we do–God is with us. The example of a boy with little resources shows what is possible for God. 

I’m a very practical person, and this lesson is hard for me to remember. I pray to be more open to God’s direction and possibilities as I deal with life’s challenges. 

WRITTEN BY Ross Loeser

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