How many loaves do you have?
The crowd was large. The hour was late.
So Jesus’ disciples urged him to call it a day and send the hungry horde home for dinner.
“You give them something to eat,” Jesus said.
He had to be kidding, right?
“How many loaves do you have?” he asked.
“Five,” they said, “and two fish.”
You know how that played out.
What they had wasn’t much, but it was something, and with him something is enough. The Lord always starts with what we have. He demands nothing more; we should offer nothing less. He can do big things with our little bit.
“Not that we are in any way confident of our own resources—our ability comes from God” (2 Cor 3:5 JBP).
What we have to offer is totally inadequate.
He takes it and makes it totally adequate.