When God Becomes the Host

This Sunday, I will be preaching on the miracle story found in Mark 8. It concerns the feeding of the four thousand. I will be talking about how these feeding miracles often occur in the in the "in-between times"-- the times when you are glad that something is over, yet still hopeful for something else coming to make life better in the future.

When Christ is the host, Christ looks into what the disciples bring with them -- a loaf of bread and fish. There is more than enough for everyone when they give from what they have in their hands. Often these feeding stories occur between experiences like slavery in Egypt and walking toward the Promised Land. These "in-between times" can sparkle with more than enough when we look to see what we have in our hands and release those gifts toward ministry.

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