Don’t Slice It Thin

He saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them

Matthew 14:14
Matthew 14:13-21

Sermon Topic

Bread of Life,

After telling her class of six-year-olds the story of Jesus miraculously feeding thousands of people, the teacher asked the children to draw a picture of the event. One little girl turned in a picture of twelve figures carrying baskets filled with bread and fish. All were wearing hair ribbons. “They’re the waitresses,” the child explained.

Another little girl pictured Jesus with a bread knife in his hand, cutting up the loaves. But she gave it up before it was finished. “I can’t make the slices thin enough,” she said.

In a little boy’s picture, a big box-like object with a door handle stood off to the side of the crowd. “What is that?” the teacher asked. “It’s the freezer,” said the little boy, “for the leftovers.”

In today’s Lesson, Jesus, saddened by the news of John the Baptist’s execution, goes “in a boat to a lonely place apart. But when the crowds hear about it, they follow Him on foot from the…

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