HE GAVE THANKS-2
John 6:11 “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down and likewise of the fishes as much as they would”
I remember once when my younger son was asked to bring gifts for their teacher’s in school. He promised that he was bringing a set of gift items he saw at home that he felt his mum was not using. The teacher was already expectant and thanked us even though she has not seen the stuff, wise woman!
We didn’t even know what the “thank you” was all about but we collected it all the same (I’m laughing now).
It was when we got home that he said what he did! The mum was visibly angry, I remember she was telling him that; “How can you go and make a pledge without consulting me first”. The young boy just kept quiet.
Despite all the anger, the preciousness of the gift and all the plan she had for it she had to “reluctantly” let go for my son to present. That boy and the teacher put my wife on the spot!
When you send “thank you” ahead, you commit the person involved to perform at all cost, convenient or not. When Jesus gave thanks on that faithful day, I’m sure the whole of heaven started running helter-skelter looking for bread! To take it a step further, Jesus started distributing the bread.
I’m sure at that junction, heaven had to start raining down bread because they cannot afford not to answer Jesus. Jesus already committed them and all eyes were on God! How I wish you understand this principle. This is practical demonstration of faith!
That was not the first time Jesus did that, here is another example:
John 11:41 “Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.”
He used the same principle to bring Lazarus back to life. When you know how to give God post-dated thanks, you put Him on the spot.
To be continued…
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