Feeling Empty? Afraid you Don't have Enough in Your Tank?


This sermon, based on John 6:1-21, starts with that horrible feeling of not having enough.  Jesus' disciple, Philip, reports that there are not enough resources to feed the large crowd that gathers around Jesus at the time of Passover.  Fear causes us to narrow our focus on ourselves and we forget to trust in God.  Philip is afraid and he can't see any way out of the situation of scarcity.  Andrew, on the other hand, sees things differently.  Although he seems to dismiss the suggestion almost as quickly as he makes it, Andrew mentions that a boy has two fish and five loaves of bread.  In his suggestion, a small crack of possibility is opened.  What follows is miraculous.  For everyone who has ever found their spiritual tank on the low side, this sermon offers a bit of encouragement.