Uncovered blessings

Have you ever heard someone (or maybe you!) pray something like this, “Lord, for the hungry people in the world, I pray that you will help them find food.  Please meet their need so they will not go to bed without a meal.  Amen.”?

Well, as it turns out, the disciples prayed about the same thing when they spoke to Jesus, saying, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.  Send them (the multitude) away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat” (Mark 6:35-36 NKJV).

Jesus’ response?  Just do it!  Actually, He commanded, “You give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37 NKJV).

The disciples must have been shocked when Jesus said that.  But to their credit, when Jesus told them to go and see how many loaves of bread can be found, they went out and found five, AND TWO FISH.  Apparently, in their going out to do the will of Jesus, they discovered that, “Hey, we might actually be able to do this.  Here’s two fish.  Hey little boy, get back here with those fish…”  Okay I made up that last line.

But the point is, when we are doing what our Lord has sent us to do, we are likely to uncover blessings, especially if our hearts are in it.  So what if they are small blessings.  They are just the things that magnify Jesus.  Little things like kind words, a sincere conversation, an unexpected gift, a friendly note of thanks, a little time, or secretly providing for someone’s need.

When we just do it, uncovered blessings abound – for everyone.

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