Bread and Fish

The LORD God of Heaven’s Armies has been reminding me lately of His good-gifting.

There are times when I find myself saying repeatedly, “It’s bread and fish. It’s bread and fish. No stones and serpents here. Bread and fish. Bread and fish.” (see Mt. 7.7-11)

I love verses 10 and 16 of Psalm 81 (in today’s One Year Bible reading)!
{Note – this is a literal reference for the people of Israel, but the rescue from Egypt is often used as a picture of redemption from our sin, so it draws us all in}

vs.10 – For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it ***with good things.***
vs. 16 – But I would feed you with the finest of wheat.
I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.

Verse 10 reminds me of the little rhyme from my childhood, “Open your mouth and close your eyes, and you will get a big surprise!”
You never knew if it would be a good surprise or a bad surprise… whether or not you would open your mouth depended on how trustworthy your friend was, didn’t it?

God promises to give us good things. Bread, fish, finest wheat, honey… not stones and serpents. That doesn’t mean they always taste like bread, fish, and honey to us! But will we make the choice to open our mouths wide and let Him fill them, trusting that He knows what the good things are? Will we open our hearts, hands, and nod our heads an emphatic “yes!” to all that He has for us? Will we choose to believe that our God is good and does good things, even when they taste like stones and serpents?

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One Response to Bread and Fish

  1. Mama says:

    Thanks, for the encouragement toword trust and thankfulness. I was reading the other day and was struck with the thought that He not only “formed us in our mother’s womb” but is continually forming us throughout each day. His good gifts ( even when we don’t recognise them, as such) accomplishes this in our life.

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