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Our lives are all blessed and broken so that we might give them in service.

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Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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John 6:11-12

Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.”

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This is the story of Jesus feeding five-thousand people with only five barley loaves and two fish.

First off, realize that the gospel writers were not reporters dictating history but evangelists teaching spiritual lessons.

I’m sure there are many lessons to be learned from this story, but what I’d like to focus on is the following.

Jesus was demonstrating what each of us is capable of doing with our lives when we do it together.

When we become the broken bread distributed to all, when we give of our broken selves for the good of all, good things happen.

Others will be inspired to do the same…and so on and so on.

This is how the kingdom of God comes alive in the here and now.

And when our lives are poured out in love and fully given over, there will be fragments of goodness left over that will have a lasting impact.

Nothing will be wasted in the economy of God.

May we all give generously of our gifts and talents to others in this time of great need.

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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