They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Matthew 1:17-18
Around Christmas probably more of us than we would like to admit practice something called re-gifting. Generally this is associated with someone who is either a cheap-skate or an ingrate. However, in the Bible Jesus also practiced re-gifting. In this case Jesus took the five loaves from the disciples, who got them from a small boy and then gave them to five thousand hungry people. Later, Jesus took the disciples which the Father had given Him and gave them to the world. Jesus took the life the Father had given Him and He gave it to us on the cross.
In this year ahead we will all be “gifted” with time, talent and treasure. None of these things belong to us, rather they pass through our hands. How we “Re-Gift” what we have received will feed the hungry, bring comfort, and give shelter and friendship to those in our world. Will you “Re-Gift” something today? God bless you as you share your gifts in the year ahead!