Feeding Five…Thousand

A clever member of our church family observed that our church’s new banners were brought to life today. The children presented a musical about the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. As with most things involving children, something unexpected happened. As the “miraculously multiplied” loaves were distributed by the children to the audience and cast, the performers immediately began to eat them; so quickly, in fact, it was difficult for them to sing. The show continued, though, full mouths and all. I loved the spontaneous joyful feast!

Members of the audience later commented on this memorable moment. When we add smell, taste, music and visual components to text, the tangible, sensory experience surrounds us and enters into our depths. It helps us to more fully participate; taking what we have, as small as it may be, and doing something wonderful.

“The most humble among us – especially children – can do great things with God’s help.” ~ Tom Long and Allen Pote

Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry.” – John 6:35

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