Publication date is nearly here!
Friday 18th January is the day.
Thanks so much for your support and encouragement.
I thought I’d share with you a few snippets from the book, starting with something on Bread.
And, so, the people all ate. There was enough. One of the many things this sign does is take our natural fear of ‘not enough’ and offer God’s ‘enough’ instead. We find it hard to be generous when there are only a few small loaves and fish, and so many hungry people. With Jesus we see a picture of what it means to shift our perspective, to reframe our notions.
What if we began seeing what we had – not in terms of what it was not, but in terms of what it was? Of seeing things not as our resource, but as a kingdom resource? This is food, these people need food, that’s what we’ll do – give. Of course, the rational counting and measuring parts of our minds are not satisfied with that, and we are grateful for the stock control systems and emergency relief manages who count well enough to make sure all can be fed, but perhaps this is a different kind of lesson: one that turns our minds from what we see to a God of abundance. Perhaps even this small act of generosity is magnified, amplified by a God who loves and longs to be generous. What if each small act in the direction of goodness has consequences beyond our imagining?
And so, we see what Jesus does with the little he has been given by a child: he takes it in his hands, gives thanks, and then gives it away.
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I’ll share a few more snippets as we go along!