Mark 6:34-44

Anything that is placed in the hands of the Lord is beautiful. Nobody becomes somebody, and an insignificant object become a significant object. Years ago, a famous violinist was scheduled to perform a concert using a priceless Stradivarius violin. The concert hall was packed and when he carefully removed the violin from the case, there were “oohs and ahs” from the audience as they saw the priceless instrument. For the next fifteen minutes, the musician thrilled the audience. He made the violin sound as beautiful as a mother singing a lullaby to her children. He could made it sound like the laughter of a child and the weeping of a woman.

The people sat on the edge of their seats and drank in every heavenly note. As he finished the first section, the audience jumped to its feet and applauded. To their surprise and horror the violinist took the instrument by the neck and smashed it onto the stage. The shocked audience was silenced. The musician walked off stage and returned carrying another case. He opened it, removed the violin and said, “This is the real Stradivarius. What I was playing before was a $50 violin I bought at a pawnshop. I just wanted you to know that it is not the instrument; it is the artist who draws the bow across the strings that makes the music. He resumed the concert, but this time the audience ignored the instrument and focused on the ability of the musician.

That’s like us: we are all like the cheap fiddle. We think we’re just an insignificant meal of minnows and muffins. But in the hands of the Master, our lives can become something beautiful and lasting.

In Mark 6:34-44., few bread and fish in the hands of the Creator was transformed into bread and fish that fed the multitude. In Verses 34-44, scripture says, “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began teaching them many things. By this time it was late in the day, so His disciples came to Him. ‘This is a remote place,’ they said, ‘and it’s already very late. Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.’ But He answered, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They said to Him, ‘That would take eight months of a man’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?’ ‘How many loaves do you have?’ He asked. ‘Go and see.’ When they found out, they said, ‘Five—and two fish.’ Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to His disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.”

I pray that whatever we place in the hands of God will yield fruits in Jesus Name.


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