A little boy had two loaves of bread and five fish that fed 5,000 people and plenty was left over. Never forget that God can work miracles through what you have in your hands. Last year at Annual Conference I was talking to Gerald Taylor, a former member of St. Mark UMC. He told me that his wife had died, and her death destroyed him. He grieved terribly. Everyday was a day of death for him. He said he even contemplated taking his own life, but his church family rallied to him. He said that one elderly lady, a shut-in, called him everyday for one year just to check on him. For months, people brought cakes, casseroles, invited him out, and came to visit. He said all of those simple acts of kindness added up, kept him going, kept him believing. He said God used all of those acts to heal his broken heart and get him back to life. You see, a cake or a casserole may not seem like much, but those ladies who made that food, those men who invited him out, that lady who called were just doing what they could. They were giving what they had to give. They transferred what they had to God, and God worked a mighty miracle of healing for Gerald’s broken heart. When you transfer what you have in your hands to God, He will use it to transform and perform miracles.
– Dr. Tim Thompson