2 Kings 4:42-43
“A man came…bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread…‘Give it to the people to eat,’ Elisha said. ‘How can I set this before a hundred men?’ his servant asked. But Elisha answered, ‘Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the Lord says: ‘They will eat and have some left over.’’”
“They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.’ “But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘The Christ of God.’”
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.’”
Three-in-One God, there is great harmony in all the ways you faithfully impart life.
As Elisha imitated Christ before his earthly appearance, your Spirit guides us into reflecting our Saviour in the loaves we commit to you, then offer to our neighbours.
Help us see that we are participants in the wonders of your greater story and our effectiveness is contingent upon your mercy. Safe in humility, use us to accomplish great things for your kingdom.
This we ask in the name of our Messiah and the bread each day broken for us, Jesus Christ.
Listen to ‘Broken Bread’ by Rox Goodyear