We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


The God of Multiplication

Having nothing at all may be the best thing of all!

Do you ever think about all the limitations in your life? No doubt your schedule is as busy as mine, with too little time to do everything that needs doing. In today’s economy, most bank accounts are shrinking and everyone’s feeling the financial pinch.Experts tell us fossil fuel reserves are dwindling, and there simply isn’t enough food to feed everybody.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it feels like we’re running out of everything– time, money, and sometimes even hope.

Thankfully, we serve a God of multiplication who not only meets our needs, but works through multiplication to overwhelm us with his grace and abundance. Remember the miraculous catch of fish that drew in the first disciples? Or the feeding of 5,000 with a couple fish and loaves of bread?

When we examine such miracles, we see even greater factors of multiplication–former fishermen who were transformed into “fishers of men” and a miraculous feeding that came from the Bread of Life Himself.

We may need to be reminded of our limitations–often–so that we quickly return to the only source of our supply. The best news of all? God longs to fill up our emptiness with Himself.

No matter how little we have–of faith, hope, time or money–God can always multiply it a hundredfold!

Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 4:04 am  Leave a Comment