Sunday, 27 July 2014

What about the left-overs?

In the story of the feeding of the 5000, (Matthew 14:13-21) I've always been concerned with the debris:

The bits left over,
what of those?
Pieces left strewn around,
no longer required.
A plethora
of scraps,
yet Christ leaves none discarded
but calls for all to be gathered in,
saved and treasured.
Baskets filled with an extravagance-
excess cherished.
that can only be imagined.
A hungry crowd,
a boy's packed lunch,
a great big picnic.
People fed
and still enough
to go on sharing
the blessing, 
and grace of God.

1 comment:

revgram said...

This brings back so many memories. My very first sermon (28 years ago) was this text and this very title. I'm wondering today if I preach with the same title. The "left-overs" are different but my feelings about THEM are the same.

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