Summary: A semon about having faith that what you give to God (money, time, talents, etc....) will be used to glorify his kingdom
Of course he did, so he ran in and asked his mom if he could go, and she said “sure”, but before you leave let me pack your lunch. So the little boy’s mom packed him a lunch to take with him, and since he had a friend going she thought she better pack enough for two, then she put in their lunch sack 2 small fish and 5 small loaves of bread, and gave it to him, and they sit off to the seaside to see this great man.
When they got there the place was covered with people, there was at least 5000 people their, they could not believe all the excitement. Then about that time a man came around looking to see who had food, and the little boy said “Mister I have 2 small fish and 5 loaves of bread that you can have.” So the man took them and gave them to this great man, and everyone was then told to sit down, that it was time to eat. With that Jesus took the 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish, and broke them and gave thanks. Then the disciples starting passing out food, and when everyone was full, they picked up 12 baskets of leftovers.
Now do you think that this little boy would have ever thought that his lunch would feed five thousand, of course not, but when what he had was given to the Lord, it was then used to glorify him.
If God can take what I could have used to make 2 fish sandwiches and feed 5 thousand what can he do with what I have to offer?
I promise you that he can do a lot, but I bet there of some of you sitting their saying, Yeah but that was then, stuff like that don’t happen anymore, shoot nothing like that has happened in a couple thousand years.
Well, let me tell you a more modern miracle then:
What do you think can be accomplished with a mere .57 cents and the love of God, you say not much, well let me just share with you.
One day there was a sobbing little girl standing near a church from which she had just been turned away because it was suppose to be too crowded.
“I can’t go to Sunday school,” she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, dirty appearance the pastor knew the real reason she had been turned away.
Taking her by the hand, he took her inside and found a place for here in the Sunday school class.
The little girl was so touched by what the pastor done for her, that when she went to bed that night she could not sleep for thinking about all the kids that had no place to worship God.
Some two years later, the child died and the parents of the little girl called for the pastor who had been so nice to her to conduct her funeral service. While at the house talking to the parents, they gave him an old dirty purse that they had found of the little girls.
He opened it up, and inside he found 57 cents and note scribbled in a child’s handwriting. It read, “This is to go to help build the church a little bigger so more children can go to Sunday school.
For two years she had been saving every penny she could find for this offering of love. When the pastor tearfully got through reading the note, he knew instantly what he would do.
Carrying this note and the dirty, ragged purse to the pulpit with him the next Sunday, he told the story of the little girl’s unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.