Saturday, September 19, 2015
Mamas Keep Packin' Those Lunches
Today we will learn about a blessed mother who packed a lunch of two small fishes and five loaves of bread that her little boy pictured above gave to the Lord Jesus to feed five thousand people. A miracle happened as the Lord Jesus fed the five thousand people with the two fishes and five loaves of bread. And after all the people were filled by the food, twelve baskets holding fragments of the fish and bread were gathered. This proves friends that the Lord Jesus not only supplies our needs; but the Lord Jesus will give us exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think. Rejoice and say Ephesians 3:20 Now unto Him (Jesus) that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.
The story of the above picture where God used a little lad with two fishes and fives loaves of bread to feed five thousand people is found at John 6:5. The scripture says When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Phillip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this He said to prove him; for He Himself knew what He would do. Phillip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them; that every one of them may take a little.
John 6:8 goes on to say One of His disciples Andrew Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him. There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place; So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 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. When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
Notice that Jesus asked a little boy with two fishes and five loaves of bread to share his lunch to feed five thousand people. This little boy learned from his mama not to be selfish and shared his packed lunch with Jesus to feed five thousand. If this little boy's mama didn't pack his lunch of two fishes and five loaves of bread, Jesus would not have performed any miracle to feed the multitude. Sisters everywhere, remember that the greatest job you could do in this life is be a good mother to your kids. Deborah said that when she arose a mother (not a prophetess, leader, or politician) and fought with Barak against the enemy for her kids, they could safely inhabit villages at Judges 5:7.
OK, let's learn how the little lad's mom was important by packing a lunch of fishes and bread for her child to give to Jesus to feed five thousand. Pictured above, the little boy's mom caught and cleaned the fish that she put in the little boy's lunch. If mama didn't catch and clean the fish, the little boy would have nothing to give to Jesus to feed five thousand people. We should all praise unnoticed godly mothers who train their children to bless everyone.
Friends, I pray in Jesus name we can be like this blessed mother by doing things behind the scenes to bless multitudes of people. Mama also placed bread (representing the Word of God Jesus) in the little boy's lunch bag. Instead of placing an ungodly music CD in the kid's lunch bag, mama told the little boy to share the bread or Word of God with his friends.
Pictured above, I believe the little boys mama wanted to bless all people of all races and backgrounds. This mother taught her little boy to bless the poor and always share food, clothing, and money with everyone. She taught her son James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
This little boy remembered mama's teachings and was not selfish, but was willing to give away all of his lunch (all of the two fishes and five loaves of bread) to the Lord Jesus to feed five thousand people. The little boys mama knew the importance of training her child daily about the Word of God and our Lord Jesus. This mother daily trained her child to live for Jesus because she knew that Proverbs 29:15 says a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. This little boys mama also believed Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
This little boys mother did not allow her son to be around a cigarette sucking baby sitter that watches TV all day. Mama daily surrounded this boy with praise music and the Word of God. Mama did not want her child to see the evil shown on TV. Too many kids today are left by parents who work all day to sit by a TV watching wicked shows for hours. Mamas reading this everywhere, instead of TV, program a computer for your kids to hear music and the preaching about our Lord Jesus. Let's all obey Psalm 101:3 saying for us and our children; I will set no wicked thing (evil scenes on TV) before mine eyes: Instead, let's all agree with King David and say Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord (the Word of God) always before me.
OK, people reading this everywhere, remember that our children are important and that it was a little boy that blessed Jesus and five thousand people with food. Parents everywhere, train your children to be a blessing and help the poor and needy widows and orphans everywhere. Pictured above, we see what prevents most kids from serving the Lord Jesus. Today, most kids spend more time on cellphones and facebook than with the Lord Jesus and the Word of God.
I pray in Jesus name that the kids today can be like the little boy that shared his fish and bread with our Lord Jesus instead of wasting time on cellphones and facebook. Pastors, train up children to be singers and preachers in your churches. Children when you go to church turn off your cellphones and facebook and allow Jesus to have you bless multitudes like the little boy that shared his lunch with Jesus and five thousand people.
One other note about how Jesus fed the multitude with two fishes and five loaves of bread. Notice that a humble disciple named Andrew told Jesus that the little boy had the two fishes and five loaves of bread. Andrew, like the little boy's mama, was also blessing people behind the scenes.
We always hear about Peter, James, and John. But Andrew who is humble and often goes unnoticed is one of Brother Bob's favorite disciples. Andrew led Peter to Jesus and because Peter got saved, Peter preached and was able to save 3000 sinners that had crucified Jesus. If Andrew didn't save Peter, 3000 sinners would not have been saved by Peter. If Andrew didn't tell Jesus about a little boy with two fishes and five loaves of bread, 5000 people would have gone hungry. I pray in Jesus name, we can all be like Andrew and lead multitudes to accept Jesus as their Lord, believing that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again.
OK, to end up today's lesson, Brother Bob asks where did Jesus and His disciples give the twelve baskets of fragments of fish and bread pictured above after the multitude was filled with food? I believe Jesus gave the twelve baskets of fragments of food to the little boy and told the twelve disciples to help the little boy carry the blessed food home to mama. I could see this little boy testifying to mama that because she packed his lunch and trained him to help the poor, Jesus fed five thousand with her packed lunch. Then the little boy would say mama Jesus wanted to thank you for the lunch by creating twelve baskets of extra food to feed you many days, as the all the disciples and the little boy rejoiced.
I pray in Jesus name these bible studies greatly bless all my friends everywhere. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day.