Blessing Through Breaking
In Matthew 14 we read an amazing story about a miracle where Jesus fed a multitude with just five loaves of bread and two fish. Not only did the meager lunch become enough to feed thousands of people—it became more than enough! After everyone had eaten, there were still twelve baskets full of bread and fish left over! But before the small lunch became a mighty feast, before the little became much, before the miracle of multiplication could take place, it says in verse 19 that Jesus “took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the crowds” (NAS). Notice something very important here. It says Jesus did two things: first, He blessed the food, and second, He broke it.
My friend, Jesus blesses only what He breaks. God can only multiply what has been broken. Do you want God to take your little life and do something mighty with it? Do you want to be blessed and be a blessing to multitudes? Then you need to be broken.
It’s interesting that verse 20 is careful to tell us that that the twelve baskets of left overs were made up of “broken pieces.” When all is said and done, the only parts of our lives that will have lasting value are the broken pieces. The world values the powerful and proud. God values a broken and a contrite heart, a heart that is humble, obedient and bowed low before the King.
This is Daniel Kolenda
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