每日靈糧
  • 耶穌拿起餅來。(約6:11)
    7月5日

          神常利用有形的物質來施行祂大部份的神蹟。在主耶穌接受了那五個餅和兩條魚的事件上,祂本來可以將石頭變成餅,但祂卻不那樣做,祂選擇了以奉獻給祂之物為根據來作工。祂說:「拿過來給我」。祂所行之事,常是藉由我們而做。將我的全部都交在祂手裡,一切的神蹟,就從這裡開始。如果我把餅為著自己留下來,就只有一個人吃得飽,但若把它們都交給主,難道我還會挨餓嗎?
          當以色列國在極端窮困的時候,先知瑪拉基將神解決以色列國難處的答案帶給他們,那就是:將當納的十分之一,全然送入倉庫—然後拭目以待!只要一個微小的瓶塞,就可以將一個巨大的瓶子阻閉,以致我們得不著它裡面的全部供應。
          屬天的事,也是如此。我們常常沒有神蹟,只因我們沒有給神一些工作的憑藉,祂只要求我們所有的一小部份交在祂手上,祂需要的僅是如此而已。

  • Jesus therefore took the loaves. (John 6.11)
    July 5th

          For most His miracles God makes use of material. Here Jesus accepts five loaves and two fishes. He might have turned stones to bread, but He did not. He chose instead to work with what was offered Him. “Bring them hither to me,” he said. What He does, He does through us. All miracles begin here, with my all in His hands. Keep my loaves to myself, and one man is fed. Give them up to Him, and shall I go hungry?
          In a day of extreme national poverty the prophet Malachi brought to Israel God’s answer to her problem. It was: Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse—and see! It takes only a tiny stopper to close a very large bottle, so withholding from us its entire contents.
          And heaven is like that. Often for us there is no miracle, simply because we give God nothing to work on. He asks only a very little—what we have! But He needs that.