1. Victoria
    May 13, 2016 @ 1:04 PM

    I love this story. It has been one of my favorites since I was very young and heard your Aunt Thelma preach on “The Children’s Bread.” At the end of her sermon she offered a whole (un-sliced) bakery loaf to the congregation, inviting those who needed something from God to come take “The Children’s Bread.” As each person went up, he or she would tear off a piece of the bread, and Thelma would pray for each to receive what they needed.

    But her real point was made after the prayer service was complete: the portion taken by the Children was less than half the loaf! Her point was, “Look at what is left ‘for the world’ after the children have taken what they perceived to be their ‘need.'” She said that each of the children could have taken the whole loaf–but instead, we take only a portion of what Jesus offers us.

    We don’t have to ‘short’ ourselves in receiving from God – He has plenty for everyone and to spare. There is always a ‘full loaf’ available to us…and if we take the whole thing, He has another to bring out for the next child.

    • avincent
      May 13, 2016 @ 2:26 PM

      That is an AWESOME illustration! Thank you for sharing it with me.