Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
I am sure that most of us have heard the story of the loaves and fishes in the Bible. Actually there were two different occasions where Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes to feed huge crowds of people. (Matthew 14 and Mark 8)
However, have you ever heard of Bread and apples? In II Kings 4 (The Message version) we read the story of Elisha taking 20 loaves of bread and a few apples feeding a hundred people, with leftovers. That's a story we don't hear often.
How many times have you planned to feed a certain amount of people and suddenly there were more people there than you had counted on? When the evening was over, there was enough food for all, and you even had leftovers. In our family we always say "loaves and fishes" when this happens.
From now on, I think I am going to say, "bread and apples."