berries on bushes

Day 248 Bring them here to me

This morning I watched as birds flew around the trees pecking at the berries. The bushes at the front are also ripe with much fruit for the animals. Isn’t it amazing how something arrives in the garden each day for the animals to live off. They want for nothing.

Yet this week we have been reminded of the refugee crisis with many dying in an attempt to get away from danger, to get to a safe haven. Yet why has public opinion changed? Just a few weeks ago I listened to politicians talking about how they should stay out, and now those same politicians  are trying to appease the public opinion. They are like the waves tossed by the wind.

James 1:6

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 

As Christians we are all called to act and be the hands and feet of Jesus. He fed thousands with what little he had and so should we. We should also try to stay steadfast with the bible as this is the inspired word of God. Many people follow public opinion and their views change, we are called to be steadfast and hold to our faith. I have been challenged with my faith by many inquisitive minds this week and I have answered in love. Every time someone asks me about my faith I seem to come alive trying to tell them about the love of Christ.

Do these birds take the berries and leave them for birds who have nothing? No they don’t and that is how we are different, we are all loved by God and every human life is sacred and we should do are upmost to help others and show that love.

Psalm 82:4

Deliver the poor and needy;
Free them from the hand of the wicked.

We can show by giving our time, sharing our things, and sharing the love of Christ.

Matthew 14:13-31

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children

When Jesus asked them to feed the crowd, the disciples response was that they had only five loaves and two fish, but Jesus’ response was to say Bring them here to me.

Lord Father, the refugees are in need, let us bring them here to us without fear that we have enough, but that you will provide as you provide for the birds and animals in nature.

Amen

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