yesterday I mentioned a devotional I had read by Christine Caine. to me, it’s just too good not to share in its entirety.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all (Mark 6:41).
When the disciples brought five loaves and two fish to Jesus, it was never going to be enough to feed the multitudes. But instead of complaining about how little food there was, Jesus blessed the little. He did this because the miracle was never about the loaves and fish; it was about what the boy’s offering had the potential to become in the hands of a miracle-working God.
Once Jesus blessed what was never going to be enough, He then broke it … and that is where the miracle of multiplication began. The blessing is in the breaking; it is those very things that we thought would take us out because they broke us that become the things we feed to others.
If we will put our broken lives, relationships, bodies, finances, emotions, dreams and hopes into the hands of our gracious and redeeming God, He will use them to feed the multitudes.
Our brokenness does not disqualify us from being used by God; it is the very thing that qualifies us.