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I have some questions for you.

Do you need a miracle? Are you lacking anything? Do you need more than enough?

If so, Jesus can help you in every one of those areas.

He did it for me when I was down and out. And He did it more than once. His grace is abundant today, yesterday, and forever.

During His days on earth, people came to hear Him speak and perform miracles, because they wanted more. They needed His guidance. They needed His help. They needed His direction. We all need Him. None of us can do this thing called life alone. Jesus gives us the resources, because He is the source. He will give us the things we need and want. It will happen when we go to Him, just like the people did. Anything they needed, they knew the source in which to tap. He will do that for anybody who seeks Him. Going to Him made the people smart and humble in the eyes of Jesus and He gave them what they desired.

It doesn't take anything for Jesus to fix it.
This is how it happened:

Jesus and His disciples had gone to a remote place via the Sea of Galilee and people followed Him on foot from places near and far. They were hungry and thirsty1 for Him. They wanted to hear what He had to say that would improve their lives in some way. I am fairly certain that some of them needed healing, they needed help with their bills, they had difficult kids, they felt alone, they were in pain. You can tell they needed alot from Him, because they came from far off places to hear Him speak and do the amazing things they had heard about. Clearly, they wanted to experience Him for themselves. They realized and acknowledged they really needed Him for whatever change they needed in their lives. Some of them needed a miracle, some were lacking, and some simply wanted more than they had -- more than enough. They did not want to simply exist. They were done with all of that.

And Jesus had compassion on them. He loved them that much.

While they listened to Him and were helped by Him, as the day wore on His disciples wanted to send them home. The disciples were tired. Yet Jesus wasn't tired, because He never tires of us. His energy is limitless. The first thing He did when he saw the people were hungry was to tell His disciples that the people would remain there and they needed to eat. His disciples told Him they only had 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread (I guess they weren't expecting many people to show huh?), Jesus took the fish and bread, held them up to God and gave thanks for them. That's how He blessed the food -- He gave thanks. Then the people ate and were full.

I have more questions for you.

How many people do you think 2 fish and 5 loaves would feed? Five people? Ten people? Maybe fifteen or twenty?

The fish and bread fed five thousand (5,000)2. That's right, 5 with an "f".

A miracle from God himself.

That's what happens when you need the Lord and you go out of your way to follow Him. What are your needs? What are your desires? What miracle do you need performed in your life? What? What? What? It doesn't matter. Do you hear me? Do you believe it? Because all things are possible for those who believe (Mark 9:23).

The takeaway: Just when you're down to your last, Jesus, once again, will save the day. It doesn't matter what is in front of us. He will make a way out of no way and it doesn't matter how bad the situation was or is, it doesn't matter how many need to be helped, and it doesn't matter how much needs to be done. He will turn the tables on simple math. He will defy the facts of multiplication and division. He will make 2+5=5,000. A miracle. No lack. More than enough. 

Doing the impossible is absolutely nothing for Jesus.

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Footnotes: 
1. John 6:35
2. Matthew 14:13-21; John 6:1-15

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