Against All Odds | Feeding the 5,000

I received an email from a young woman who lives in a part of the world where the Christian population is small. She was sad because she could not see how God would bless her with a Christian husband.

With the population of unbelieving men outnumbering the number of Christian men, the odds seem to be against her.

When you look at the numbers, it appears to be a hopeless case. I can understand the saga of number crunching.

I was a member of a small congregation made up of mostly family members. As with many churches, the number of women far outweighs the number of men. My own heart melted at the odds of finding love there.

So I did what many people do. I tried to crunch the numbers and rework the odds in my favor. How could I fix this situation so it could be a win-win for me?

I believed changing the odds was the only way to beat them.

However, with God, none of this was necessary. Stats, numbers, and ratios mean nothing to God!

And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. (Matthew 14:17-18 KJV)

The disciples presented to Jesus five loaves of bread and two fishes. The lunch sounds like a perfect meal for two. Yet, Jesus was planning a dinner for well more than 5,000 people.

Human reasoning says there is not enough to feed everyone. Someone is going to go hungry today.

It is against all odds that five loaves of bread and two fish will feed five thousand men plus all of the women and children.

But on this day, Jesus showed “human reasoning” who is God and performed what was humanly impossible.

Jesus looked to Heaven, and He blessed the meal. Afterward, He broke the food into pieces, and the disciples served the food to the multitude. He brake and brake and brake until everyone was not only fed but FULL.

We can rejoice that we serve a God who is not intimidated or controlled by the odds.

If He is not concerned about impossibilities, our faith should not be either. Doubt should not be allowed to take its toll on our happiness.

When you pray unto the Lord today, do not be afraid to ask Him for the impossible, and do not fear that He is unwilling or unable to perform it.

He loves you and will bless you until you are FULL.

Matthew 14:13-21
Hebrews 11:6

Grace and Peace,

Candra Evans
Candra Evans

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