"Give ye them to eat"

All are familiar with St. Luke's version of the feeding of the multitude. One can well imagine that they had hardly noticed the coming of evening, so full had the day been of the wonder and inspiration of the healing wrought by the Master. But as the light began to wane the disciples suggested to him that the people be sent away so that they might get lodging and victuals, "for we are here in a desert place."

"Give ye them to eat," was the prompt command of Jesus. Then he took the five loaves and two fishes, all that were available, and he blessed and divided them so that the multitudes were fed. The Scriptural account states further, "And there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets."

Rise and Pray
January 15, 1944

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