Feeding 5,000 at Christmas

At Christmas, our church does a Christmas morning outreach to the homeless in our community at a local park. We give them a warm meal, give them presents and, most importantly, give them Jesus. Several years ago, when we used to do it in downtown LA, we were faced with “an interesting situation”. As our guests arrived, I noticed that there were more guests that food or gifts. I immediately began praying for the Lord to feed “the 5,000 that morning”. What else could we do?

In John 6:5-6  John tells us, “Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.”

Well, the Lord answered our prayers that morning. Not only was every guest blessed by food, gifts and Jesus, we had some leftover! The only answer I have is Jesus. As we commit our time, money and resources to the Lord, we need to worry or wonder where it will come from. The Lord will provide in amazing and miraculous ways. If we provide the faith, He will provide the food.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!


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