Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Let nothing be wasted

John 5: 1-14

1Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. 3Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" 6He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

7Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"

8Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 9"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"

10Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 11Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world." 15Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.


Annette said...

I love you Phyllis.....
Love & thoughts always

Nonnie said...

well first off, phyllis....i have never thought you "rambled and made no sense at all"! :) i have always appreciated your comments and looked forward to sharing the morning with thank you for the months i have been able to do that.
i will continue to add your verses to my morning....and say hello...and understand the need for your personal journaling...good to do what is on one's heart.
hoping your days are bringing you comfort and love....and peace....doing what you love and feel called to do.
will be "talking" with you soon,
hugs and love,

pfranklin said...

Thanks so much for understanding Kimberly and Annette and others that have sent emails. The last couple of weeks have been really stressful and taking this break will be a good thing.

Love to y'all, Phyllis

Annette said...

this sadden me so much, I too like Kim and Joni and I can say for the rest I love to read your scripture's and dont ramble I'm the rambling one silly !! but I understand that you have to follow your heart and be obedient to our savior. but I keep reading the word through you as long as you allow. BIG, BIG hug's
to you always.....Annette

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