To us he remains nameless, as does his mother, but these anonymous two were central to one of the greatest miracles in the Bible.
In John’s Gospel he is simply called a lad with a lunch containing five pieces of barley bread and two small fish probably packed by a loving mother.
It was a common lunch, prepared by a common mother, for her common son, and yet it became the essential catalyst for a mighty miracle.
The lad gave the lunch to Jesus. He received it, blessed it, broke it and shared it with His disciples, who shared with the hungry people and a mighty multitude was fed!
I can imagine the boy staring in amazement at the miracle proceeding before his very eyes and proclaiming:
“my mama packs a powerful lunch!”
It all started with a loving mother preparing a simple lunch for her beloved son.
Dear mom, remember that with your busy hands and loving heart God can work miracles even though the work may seem common and routine in the moment.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!