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A Happy Meal

Today’s Verse:

And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. ~Matthew 14:17

Many years ago, McDonald’s® copyrighted the idea of a “Happy Meal®” for children on their fast food menu. The simple menu selection in child-friendly packaging has been a marketing hit for many years. Parents and kids alike expect a “Happy Meal®” selection when they stop at a McDonald’s®. This morning, we see another happy meal that served to be a blessing and a powerful lesson for God’s people.

We see a lack.

Jesus has been in a remote area teaching a large multitude of people. As the day is approaching an end, He encourages His disciples to give these people something to eat. Their first response is to send the multitude away and let them take care of their own meal. The second response is that there is inadequate resources for them to feed this large group of people. As far as the disciples are concerned, there is a lack on their part to feed the people. More often than not, we are hindered from doing something big for God because our response is on what we lack. We feel tha we lack the ideas, the money, the manpower, the resour