Jesus' Love Transforming Community

Painting Outside the Lines :: Outside the Lines of Possibility

Pastor Aaron looks at the feeding of thousands out in the wilderness. The focus is on the impossible nature of His request of His disciples to feed the huge crowd. They tell Him it’s impossible, yet he asks them to count what they have. They report five loaves and two fish (small loaves, small fish). Impossible. Yet they do what he says, the people sit down fifty to one hundred, Jesus gives thanks and breaks the bread and fish for them to distribute. Everyone eats and twelve baskets of pieces of bread and fish were collected after the meal.
Sometimes we are freer to believe and follow when we have nothing to lose. Pastor Aaron develops this point and challenges us to hold what we possess loosely and be ready to follow Jesus when he directs us to something that is risky.