This morning, as I was catching up on my Bible reading, I came across this verse: Matthew 14:19, “ And after commanding the crowd to recline on the grass, He took five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds.”
I have read this many times before in the past, but I never understood how the Lord was able to feed thousands of people with just five loaves. It seems impossible! But recently I have been reading a book by Witness Lee, called The All-inclusive Christ, and in this book it talks about this particular verse, and why it was possible for Jesus to feed the five thousand. The main point in the passage is this: barley represents the resurrected Christ. A short quote from a passage in the book says:
“There was enough to feed five thousand, not counting the women and children, and the remains alone—twelve baskets full—were more than the original five loaves. This is barley. This is Christ in his resurrection. Christ in His resurrection can never be limited.”
Praise the Lord that we have such a life in us. We have the unlimited resurrected Christ living in us. Even though many outward things may limit us—school, work, activities—but we have the unlimited and rich Christ in us! Like what it says in the Bible, at the end of the day there was even more loaves than the original five. Not only is there enough supply of His riches for us for our daily living, there is an abundance of supply!
This week as we start a new week of school, remember that we have a rich, unlimited Christ living inside of us. Praise the Lord!