God of Explosive Abundance
"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” ~ Luke 6:38
Today I walked to the water cooler. In normal fashion, I placed my red water bottle on the water tray and pressed down on the blue lever eagerly awaiting the refreshing, clear liquid that would quench my thirst.
Instead of the normal flow that I have grown accustomed to, the water slowly drizzled out of the spout, indicating the water in the big blue plastic container was running low. I looked at the water bottle and could only see some water in its neck, which didn’t look like enough to fill my 18 ounce bottle.
After looking around at the breakroom, hoping that one of my male coworkers would enter and do the honors of changing the water bottle, I remembered that I was the first and only person in the office so early in the morning. Instead of hauling another water bottle out to replace the one on the cooler, I decided to check again to see if I could get more.
So I pressed the lever once more. This time, there was a slow flow of water into my bottle. (You could probably envision this better if you knew how thirsty I was and how much I didn’t want to change the heavy water bottle). Because the flow was so weak, I figured that even if my bottle was only filled a quarter of the way, it would tide me over until someone else arrived who wanted to change the bottle.
While the bottle filled, I gazed out the window and thanked God for the sunshine and the blue skies. Today was going to be a good day – I could feel it. After saying a few words of thanksgiving, I looked down to check the water level in my bottle because in the background I could hear that the water was still coming out.
Would you believe that my bottle was almost filled to the brim? I had to actually remove it from the tray and stop the water flow so that it wouldn’t run over.
As I walked back to my desk, obviously excited because my thirst would be quenched, I thanked God for providing more than expected. Then my thoughts flashed back to Jesus feeding the 5000+ with “only” two fish and five loaves of bread.
I am sure that when people looked at the meal, they had second thoughts about leaving and probably questioned if they were going to even eat – let alone get full. But I can imagine the loaves being sliced (nice-sized pieces too) and the fish being cut and it just never running out.
Not only that, but there were left overs as well!
I know some may think, ok relax girl, it was “only” water. But would you say that if that was the last drop of water you thought you were going to get?
Think on that!
God of Explosive Abundance shows out again!
P.S. - To read the account of Jesus feeding the five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread, read Matthew 14:14-21.