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Matthew 14:20 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.
The gospels teem with similar stories about people leading lives of scarcity—no food, no shelter, and poor health. But when they meet Jesus, their scarcity is transformed into abundance! Their sicknesses are made well, their hunger is satiated, and their rejections are redeemed.
In a world filled with fears of scarcity and squabbles over who deserves more goods or services, we are invited to Jesus’ table, where grace and love and mercy overflow. May we never cease to look for ways to heal the sick, feed the hungry, and embrace the rejected. Then, our empty baskets will be filled and our half-filled cups will overflow.
MOVING FORWARD: Volunteer with a community soup kitchen or food pantry this week. Consider making this a regular part of your discipleship.