Following Jesus’ Example

First, Give Thanks!

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke them. Then He gave them to the disciples to set before the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.”
Luke 9:16-17 (NIV)

Here is the story of Jesus and the miracle of feeding the 5000. Instead of complaining about there not being enough food, Jesus gave THANKS to God for what He had given them. Then He did the work of breaking the bread and fish and gave it to the disciples. The disciples shared the food with the people. And they all ate and were satisfied and there was more leftover than when they began!

Can we follow Jesus’ example of giving thanks first, getting to work, and letting God perform His miracles?

New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

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