The God of Multiplication

“Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted.” John 6:11

God is a God of multiplication. He takes what we do or what we have and He multiplies it. He can take what is ordinary and do something extraordinary.

Each of the Gospel writers wrote of Jesus feeding the 5,000. It is a miracle that is recorded in all four Gospel accounts; hence it must have a special significance. 

For this miracle, Jesus took a little boy’s lunch of five barley loaves and two fish and multiplied it to feed over 5,000 hungry people. He took what was ordinary and did something extraordinary. He took something simple and did something supernatural. He took something modest and turned it into something miraculous.

God has always multiplied the efforts of His people. 

He took an ordinary man named Gideon with a humble number of soldiers and unassuming weaponry (trumpets, torches and jars) and did something extraordinary in defeating the army of the Midianites (see Judges 7). 

God took a simple people led by a man named Joshua and did something supernatural in bringing down the walls of Jericho (see Joshua 6). 

God took some modest men who were fishermen and tax collectors and began a monumental miracle known as the church. 

God is a God of multiplication. He can take our efforts, our energy, our resources, our talents, our gifts and our time and multiply it for His Name’s sake.

Here’s the question at hand. What can we offer in service to God that He can then multiply? Just think…He can take ordinary me and do something extraordinary. 

Something to think about…