Jesus Christ feeding 5,000 with 5 loaves shows there is no end to what God can provide to supply our needs. We see a limited supply; I would have looked at those 5 loaves and 2 fishes and seen a very limited supply. But Christ showed us there is unlimited supply available. However, most of us are not connecting to this Endless supply. We look at our resources and believe that is all there is. Somehow we have to expand our thinking and accept there is much more than what our physical senses are telling us. As we trust in God and do his will, he can help us connect to Endless supply.
When the children of Israel ate manna in the wilderness, that was also a manifestation of Endless supply. It didn’t matter how many of them there were, there was enough for all of them.
In modern times the Lord has said, ”
“For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare” (D&C 104:17)
But we can only access this Endless supply on God’s terms, not ours. We must only seek for what we need to build the kingdom of God.
I think the supply of air on our planet is good example of the Endless supply God wants to bless us with. We have sufficient for our needs, and that is all that we need. We don’t store up extra oxygen. (except a small percentage with respiratory problems… or if you want to go scuba diving 🙂 ) The Lord has blessed us with sufficient, and we don’t worry about tomorrow’s air. The Lord has promised to bless us with our daily bread, as long as we have faith in him and work with an eye single to his glory. But so many of us stress and worry about what will happen tomorrow. When we have uncertainty about how our needs will be met tomorrow, we tend to fear and stress. We want to be in control of the resources in our life. But I think the Lord wants us to trust him more than anything else. If we can trust him, really, really trust him, he will supply all of our needs just as he provides the air. Once we have enough, what is the point in having more? Can you imagine our culture measuring the worth of a person by how many oxygen tanks he has in his house? Somehow the more air a person had would mean he had been more successful. Sounds kind of ridiculous, because there is enough for all of us, and it doesn’t do any good to store up extra. It wouldn’t make the person better, or more righteous, or more of anything. And yet we store up and accumulate the things of this world as though having more means we are more. Having more of the things of the world doesn’t make us any better than having more air would make us. But Jesus Christ taught,
“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware ofcovetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12:15)
So it doesn’t matter how much stuff we have, or how much money we have. God can provide, and wants to provide, as long as we are working to build his kingdom, have faith and believe!