Sermon Text: Matthew 14:13-21
Every time I hear the story of the feeding of the five thousand, I’m reminded of reading
about a man packing a shipment of food for the poor people in the hills of West Virginia that had been collected at a school in his area. He was separating beans from powdered milk, and canned vegetables from canned meats. Reaching into a box filled with various cans, he pulled out a little brown paper sack. Apparently one of the pupils had brought something different from the items on the suggested list. Out of that paper bag fell a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, and a cookie. Crayoned in large letters was a little girl’s name, “Karen – Room 104.” She had given up her lunch for some hungry person.
Karen sounds like a neat little girl (she has a wonderful name … same as my wife). My guess is that the young boy who offered the five loaves and two fish was a pretty neat kid, too … willing to give up his lunch to help someone else. … Read Full Sermon Here (PDF).