Jesus Gives Thanks
By Christina Farris 11/12/2017
Matthew 15:34-38 KJV
34 And Jesus saith unto them,How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
Jesus gave thanks. The servanthood of the flesh of Son of God must be taken note, for his flesh represents humanity in perfect form. The perfect example for you and me on how we should live. The simplicity of the example to give thanks and to think as humans we do not always give thanks to anyone especially God. It is one of the first etiquette lessons given to a small children by decent parents.
The example of Christ thanking God is only reminder of this thanksgiving season of the need to be thankful for what we have. For the food on the table. Knowing that there is even one people in my own nation without food angers me. Yet I find my hands tied to be able to do much for those in need. Yet what I do know is when a person can give a little and another person gives and then someone else gives a can of food, the pantry gets filled. It is not how much or how little one can give, it is about thanking God for what you have to eat and sharing a bite of what you have. Whether it is a can of broth, fresh stew with meat the food is a blessing from God. Jesus did a miracle before the people. A crowd gather and there was not enough provision of food, so Jesus gave thanks And performed a miracle with the loaves and fish that were provided. There was enough to feed the multitude of 4000 people gather that day.
Will you give thanks not with just lip service of old habit learned as a child but with a gratiful heart of knowing your blessed by even one morsel of food. That God can and will provide the need.
Dear Heavenly Father thank you for the example given by a Jesus to remind us to give thanks. In Jesus previous name, Amen.