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Unexpected Results.

November 11, 2011
He appreciates you.
And the unexpected thing which struck me when He reminded me of this story was the mother.
Can you imagine her?  Can you see her on that day?
Her face…the face of a mother.
Was she with her son that day when he went forward with the bread she had baked and the fish…did she tell her son to take it up to Him?  To offer it to Him.
Or was she home going about her day….like you are I are doing… Doing what decades of mothers do when our children are tucked into chores and studies…just busy making a home.
Just trying to do…
do what we feel is the everyday?

If she was there can you even imagine what she felt like when He took the bread she had made … A gift she passed onto her son…feeding the Son of God…feeding His people?
Sit with that..she was a mother…he was her son…it was just the everyday act…but it fed over 5000.
Had she harvested and gathered  that barley with her neighbors…her friends… No one knew that barley made bread,  would feed and keep on feeding …still today it is feeding.
You are being fed… Because of her good mothering.
All she did was use the gifts she had that day.
When she woke up on that day to her everyday routine she had no idea the unexpected things which would take place…. Think about that.
He loved her…He loves you…
You are raising Kings and Queens..SuperHeros
You are gathering for not just you.
Your willingness to use the gifts He gave you;  will change generations.
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Linking up with the GypsyMama for todays 5Minute Friday word of… Unexpected!
18 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2011 10:10 am

    “All she did was use the gifts she had that day. When she woke up on that day to her everyday routine she had no idea the unexpected things which would take place.”
    This was conviction and encouragement to me today. Powerful,moving words.

    • November 11, 2011 1:01 pm

      Oh good.
      I am so glad you stopped by.
      My sister and I were just talking about you yesterday…of course it was all good.

  2. November 11, 2011 11:23 am

    Your posts are leaving me speechless this week! Thank you for writing and encouraging!

    • November 11, 2011 1:02 pm

      You and me both sista…well not completely speechless,lol… Let’s say 500 words or less kinda speechless.
      I just excited for Him to be revealing these things to me.

  3. November 11, 2011 11:24 am

    I’ve often thought that if I was that mother, I would have sent my little guy off with the admonishment, “Don’t trade lunches with anyone!” 😉 But this mama must have done even more than make sure her child was well fed… she filled him up emotionally so that he was able to overflow with generosity. I never thought of this story in terms of the mother, but you are so right! The little small things she did, her attention to detail (some might even have said she paid too much attention to detail, after all none of the other children had lunches, did they?) all of those little unseen things she did out of love and integrity and honor for her calling…. the Lord saw all that and honored her, by honoring her child, by allowing them both to be part of this incredible miracle. And…. as you said… we are all still nourished by it today.

    Wowsers… you wrote this in 5 minutes?! You can color me totally intimidated;-)

    • November 11, 2011 1:04 pm

      Maybe i can type faster on a little iPad keyboard then the family computer… I don’t know.
      But in full disclosure… I type for five but then root around for pics for like…forever,lol
      I am glad you really got what I wrote.

  4. November 11, 2011 11:38 am

    oh glad my croissant made for good use…who got to enjoy the lunch? great post. so great to think little acts could mean big things for generations to come.

  5. November 11, 2011 3:56 pm

    T…I love the “series” you are doing…building truth upon truth…I love the thought of the mother… so overlooked in the story…something to take and ponder…to live with a generous heart…so our kids will see a need and respond with a generous heart…
    Blessings sweet T…oh a good nickname for your husband for you….my sweet T…take it from there…

    • November 11, 2011 4:56 pm

      Oh a long time ago I started “walking the crowd” in the Bible… and it was so impactful.
      I read the stories and then I imagine myself in the story… maybe it was all that MaGee and Me shows my brothers were always watching, lol.
      Anyways… it gives you a whole new perspective.

  6. November 11, 2011 5:00 pm

    What an awesome perspective. I love walking through that story from a different vantage point point!
    Awesome post

  7. November 11, 2011 5:41 pm

    I hadn’t thought of that from a mother’s perspective. Great post – takes us there and makes us think!

    • November 12, 2011 9:29 am

      well everyone has a mother.. and this boy was no different.
      I just makes me laugh to think of her not being there and he comes home and retells her that story…
      I mean, can you imagine?

  8. November 12, 2011 8:12 am

    Thank you for this reminder of the unseen, unimagined importance of little daily duties faithfully performed. Encouraging!

  9. November 13, 2011 12:53 am

    Oh, this is one of my favorite Bible stories! Amazing what God can do with the everyday, ordinary, little things in life. We never know when God may just involve us in a miracle!

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