5 Loaves

When it was already late, His disciples approached Him and said, “This is a wilderness, and it is already late!  Send them away so they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages to buy themselves something to eat.”  “You give them something to eat,” he responded.  And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?  Go look.” When they found out they said, “Five loaves and two fish.” ~Mark 6:35-38

As many of you know, one of the business models I am involved in is a bakery.  In July, before I arrived, the bakery was given the name 5 Loaves Bakery.  Since my arrival, we have been tweaking the business model and trying to come up with the healthiest platform on which to move forward.  During this process, I have given alot of thought to the significance of this name.

I am blown away by Jesus’ response to His disciples in the verses above.  The disciples had come to Him with a legitimate concern and His “you feed them” response must have blown them off their feet!  To make matters worse, He ask them to do an evaluation of what they had at their disposal to fix the problem at hand.

The significance of the name “5 Loaves Bakery” to me is simple.  None of us change God’s plans with what we do or don’t have to offer! He simply needs us to surrender what we have!  It matters not to God, what you have, what nationality you are, or what color you are!  He just needs you to bring your “5 Loaves” to Him.

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2 Responses to “5 Loaves”

  1. Charlie Greene Says:

    Joey–keep writing. I am so blessed by what is happening in your life and the lie of you family and the people you are working with

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