How many times have we received something where we may have taken it for granted or we may without realizing it left some of the blessing behind and missed out? I’m sure this has happened to me more than once. We just celebrated Christmas and many gifts were given and if we are honest, some gifts we may be disappointed in. I’d like to share a story from the bible about when Jesus fed 5000 people with 2 fish and 1 loaf of bread. This is recorded in John 6 verse
10: Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).
11: Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12: When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
13: So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
After the 5000 people had eaten, Jesus tells his disciples to gather the left over pieces and let nothing be wasted. Jesus did not say why or what the left overs would be used for. There were no refrigerators in that day so food would spoil quickly.
There was very little to start with. Jesus gave thanks and then the blessing was multiplied until the point where everyone was full. There was even extra. Now the people may have walked away from the left overs but Jesus said do not let nothing be wasted. The extra blessing was there and the people could have missed it.
Be aware of the blessings in your life and don’t waste them. Don’t leave any behind either or you’ll miss out on something great. Every Day is a new day so don’t waste it.