4 Now the Jewish Feast of the Passover was near. 5 When Jesus looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 But He was asking this to test him, for He knew what He was about to do.
7 Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to have a small piece.”
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “Here is a boy with five barley loaves and two small fish. But what difference will these make among so many?” -John 6:4-9 BSB
Over five thousand people were famished and needed to eat, or else they could collapse and faint from starvation while traveling back to their homes. Jesus gave the disciples the task to feed five thousand people. From a human perspective, it seemed that Jesus gave an impossible command, but when the Lord asks us to do something, it’s because He will be the one making it happen.
The disciples needed almost a year’s wages to feed all those people. Andrew, on the other hand, he presented the boy’s lunch to Jesus, which consisted of five pieces of bread and two small fish for the whole crowd.
After Andrew brought up the boy’s lunch, he quickly realized that what the boy had couldn’t possibly feed such a large crowd.
In John 6:11, the boy willingly gave up his lunch to Jesus. Jesus took the little bit that the boy had to bless so many people.
How about you? Has Jesus asked you to do something that seems impossible? All you can do is obey and give Jesus what you have, and you will see a miracle happen. He will do what you cannot if only you choose to obey His Word. Jesus will use you to bless more people with the good news and to meet their basic needs than you can possibly do without Him. The best part is that He will credit you with what He did through you. Jesus doesn’t need anyone to accomplish His will, but He wants us to participate with Him so that He can bless us for obeying and doing His will.