Is there ever enough?
Sometimes we question ourselves, do we have enough? Do we have enough time, do I know enough to do a job? If I invite people over, do I have enough to offer them something to eat? Have I done enough to be a good, spouse, parent son or daughter? How many times have you questioned if you have enough?
I believe we question ourselves because we are not sure, or we lack the faith to know that what we do, is exactly what is needed of us. In 2 Kings 4:42-44, there is a story of a who brought bread to Gods’ servant Elisha. This man doubted that the twenty loafs he had, would have enough to feed the one hundred men who had gathered with Elisha. This man did not understand that, if he did what he was asked to do, that with his gift that he gave, God would take his gift and make it enough.
When we think, do we have enough? We should remember that if we give of ourselves, we have given a gift to another person. And as with the man in 2 Kings, God would make our gift be enough. He will make it enough to do what ever we have been asked to do, and more. As we read the last part of this scripture, the man gave his gift and all who were there ate and there as some left over.
Jesus showed this at the sermon on the mount, where he took the bread and fish he gave thanks for what he had, and God made it enough for all who where there, to eat until the were satisfied (John 6:1-14).
The next time we ask, do we have enough? Like the man in 2 Kings, and Jesus in John, when we bring what we have and give it to someone, as a gift then God will make what ever we give, enough to do what we need to do.
Pastor Lisa Chachula