Friday, May 2, 2014

And there were leftovers!

I went to Mass at school this morning.

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

15 comments:

cynthiasolc said...

Such a beautiful post, it is such a reflection of the love that still lives for that beautiful little girl.

The sacrifice, the sadness, the pain - it IS all worth it because of that love.

May God continue to fill your heart with that love!

Elise said...

Beautiful reflection, Beth.

Unknown said...

Amen!

Laura Ruiz said...

So beautiful....

Mari said...

I can already see some of the results of that yes. I have to wonder how many lives are touched through this blog? You've written some very touching posts and this is another that brought tears to my eyes. Saying yes to Christ is always a good thing, even if we can't see it in our lives. Thanks for sharing!

Madeline said...

What a wonderful testimony of saying yes. A powerful reminder for us all to be able to say yes ourselves.

Jamie said...

Your strong faith through this experience has been and continues to be a powerful testimony of God's grace. I can't imagine what this has all felt like for you but I can't imagine even more how people make it through hardships without the love of Jesus in their hearts and lives. Thank you for your willingness to share so that others can grow in their relationships with Christ.

Laura Pearl said...

This made me cry, it is so beautiful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Just beautiful. I Hope you are doing well my friend.
XOXO

jennwa said...

Beautiful !!!

jennwa said...

Beautiful !!!

Diane Teague said...

Yes you did say yes and there is no telling this side of eternity how many lives you touched. The volumes Rebecca and you spoke through your pregnancy and birth will be felt far into eternity. You are still in my prayers. God richly bless you in your journey with your new normal.

Kelli said...

Just beautiful...
This brought tears to my eyes..

Heather said...

Hi Rebecca! I'm Heather and I was hoping you could answer a quick question about your blog! Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

Michelle said...

Treasure in Heaven:)