Inspired by Wednesday Night Meeting
By David Smith July 19, 2012
Reference: John 6: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
From Five Barley Loaves, and two small fishes, a multitude was fed
Twelve baskets left over as the bread from heaven was widely spread
Once everyone was fed and filled to the top
Twelve baskets of leftovers; salvation was my thought.
Israel was fed the Bread from Heaven for life
And the leftovers, to the Gentiles, God’s power and might
The leftovers from heaven, thy word forever pure
As we feed on God’s Word as His love will endure
The Bread of life, I am, He did speak
His word so filling, a harvest to reap
Dwell on the fulfilment, God’s food for us
The bread from heaven, His Word to trust.