The Gospel reading was from John 6:1-15. It's the story of Jesus feeding 5000 people with the 5 loaves and 2 fishes.
Since this was Mass at a Catholic school, the priest geared his homily toward the kids and focused on the little boy that brought the loaves and fishes.
He said the little boy might have been heading to the fields that morning to tend his sheep and his mom had packed him that lunch before he left for the day so he wouldn't be hungry. But then he heard that Jesus was going to be nearby so he decided to follow the crowds and go hear him instead.
Around lunchtime Jesus asked the boy for his lunch.
And the boy said yes.
He didn't have to say yes to Jesus but he did.
And Jesus took the five loaves of bread and the two fish and fed over 5000 people - with leftovers!
As I was sitting in Mass listening to the priest tell the kids that all they have to do is say yes to Jesus and he will take care of the rest, I couldn't help but to think about Rebecca.
We said yes to an unplanned pregnancy. We said yes to a baby that was deemed incompatible with life. We said yes when it might have seemed easier to say no.
Jesus asked us to do something.
And we said yes.
We didn't have to say yes to Jesus but we did.
And Jesus will take our yes and turn it into a miracle - something bigger and more powerful and more beautiful than we could imagine.
I may not find out on this side of heaven, but whatever he does with our yes, will have been worth the sacrifice, the sadness, the pain.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” - Mark 10:27