Today, in just a little while, I will plunge into the water and swim a mile. Not for my health alone today but to raise money for cancer research. To many beloved people have been lost to the disease. Too many people have struggled and suffered terribly. All's I can do is my little part. Folks I know will be swimming in NY, and since there is no group here, I will swim along with them from the other side of the country. When we put our little efforts together, miracles happen.
Jesus is faced with a hungry crowd and not enough to feed them. He has compassion on them and wants to do his part. A little boy is found who has a small lunch which is offered for the greater good of all. His portion, his small offering becomes enough to feed the whole crowd. It is a miracle begun by one small offering. God invites us today to simply do what we can.
Today I ask God for the strength to swim and the courage to always offer my small part. May we all give what we can, no matter how seemingly small, trusting that God can make miracles happen with the smallest of gifts. May we do our little parts today with joy knowing God will provide the abundance.