Fragments in the Dust

Jesus had just done a creative miracle.

At the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus multiplied the boy’s lunch. He took what a poor mom from the Galilean countryside intended for her son to eat for lunch and created so much food that in the end, after they fed the multitude, there was an abundance left over.

When they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost." - John 6:12 NASB

There is so much wonderful about this miracle Jesus performed that evening by the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

I'm reminded this morning of Bill Johnson’s observation.

God is always extravagant but never wasteful. ~ Bill Johnson

Have you ever felt like a fragment left in the dust – overlooked and ignored? Have you ever felt like you must have missed God’s plan for your life? You’ve been around for years, even decades, willing and ready, but seemingly left lying on the ground when the people have moved on, never fulfilling your purpose.

The Father took that which had been freely offered to Jesus for His use (that’s you) multiplied it to the point that there was more than enough.

That which was left unused and discarded was intended for the disciples.

Every bit of what the Lord made that evening was put to good use.

You’re not a left-over scrap ignored and abandon. God’s plan, God’s timing will be revealed.

For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. - Habakkuk 2:3 NASB

BN Writers Page 150Thanks for coming by today.

I have a sense one of you needed this today. I pray you hear the Lord’s voice today. Was it you?

Ben

9 thoughts on “Fragments in the Dust

  1. ziggy317

    Every bit, put to good use! Only God could flow through every bit of us, even the ugly parts, to nourish others. Only God turns ashes into beautiful things! We can't begin to understand how this is possible - we can only believe and receive this good news for ourselves. Your posts always point to God's greatness. May He richly bless your ministry!

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  2. Betty Draper

    Never a waste in God's kingdom, He loves to use scraps, frail things, left overs. It's us humans who waste or frailness, our left overs our scraps thinking they are not fit for the Master use...so many stories He left us to make this truth solid. Good post.

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