Monday, July 6, 2009
Yesterday Sarah and Grace (two of our younger gardeners) harvested the first of our veggies: a handful of radishes and one stowaway onion. A small and humble harvest. But it's our first offering. Jesus asks us to give what we have. Our responsibility is to do the work. God's responsibility is to bless and use it.
The loaves and fishes the little boy gave to Jesus were all that the child had (John 6:9). But Jesus took, blessed, and multiplied that small gift. Through a boy's lunch of 5 loaves and 2 fishes, several thousand people were fed (women, children, and 5000 men - John. 6:10).
I don't know what God will do with a handful of radishes. Maybe nothing that I will see. But it may be more than any one of us can imagine.
P.S. By the way, why does only John mention the boy?