She used the parable of the 5 barley loaves and 2 fish... pointing out that such a lunch implied that the boy who provided it was probably poor. I never thought about that little boy having the CHOICE to obey and give this measly lunch to Jesus - he could have refused to believe it would make any difference to a crowd of >5 000 people and given the disciples a hard time.
That's what we are asked to do, with what little we have; because what we have is little. We know so little, we can only do so little, our 5 loaves and 2 fish are nothing compared to the great task we are meant to accomplish. On our own... there is no way we could feed ten people, let alone 5 000. We need Jesus... we need God to take the small lunch we have and multiply it with his awesomeness into something crazy-huge. Into something beautiful.
I feel that these days I am being asked to surrender my lunch... and heaven knows it's so difficult to trust God enough to do so. But I want very much to do just that- to surrender my lunch completely... not hold anything back and let it be USED as it was meant to be used... to not just feed myself, but the people around me- the people I encounter everywhere I go.
So... Lord... Yes. Have my lunch.