Mark 6:35-37 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”
The disciples: You send the people away…
Jesus: You give them something to eat…
Their plan: Everyone on their own to fend for themselves.
Jesus’ plan: A team effort to fend for everyone.
Their invitation: Go away!
Jesus’ invitation: Stay!
Their resources: 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
Jesus’ resources: 12 followers.
Their focus: That would take more than half a year’s wages!
Jesus’ focus: Looking up to heaven, he gave thanks!
Their next step: They passed along what Jesus had touched.
Jesus’ next step: He divided the two fish among them all.
They witnessed: People filled and fulfilled.
Jesus witnessed: The church living out its mission.