This past Sunday, we celebrated Communion at our church. In our church we pass the plates around and wait until everyone has been served, and then we partake together. So when the plate got to me I reached for my piece of "the body." Do you do this? I always like to take a big piece! I try to take the biggest piece I can without touching all of the other pieces so as not to spread germs. I have no idea why! Is it human nature? To want the biggest and the best? I don't know, but a big piece of bread is what I usually go for.
Now, on this particular day, I felt rushed. Plus, we were sitting at the back of the church so the larger pieces had already been taken (see, I know some other people like to go for the biggest too!) In order to keep things moving, I just grabbed one. It was little.
I held it in my hand, kind of disappointed. It was hardly enough to chew! I stared down at it, waiting for the moment that I could eat, and I realized, "isn't a little of Jesus enough?" He totally is!
In a story in Mark 5, a woman who has been bleeding for twelve years tries to get to Jesus. He is engulfed in crowds of people, but she thinks to herself, "If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed." (Mark 5:28) And guess what? She was immediately healed as soon as she touched His robe.
What's more amazing is that Jesus knew someone had touched him and been healed. He had felt the power leave Him. Once he found out it was this woman, He said, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over." (Mark 5:34).
Can you imagine? How satisfying would our lives be if we just reached out for a little piece of Jesus? Or, if we fully accepted the gifts He offers? He is enough! One touch from Him is enough to save us! How much better would it be if we got to know Him more and found out all that He has to offer us? He is the key; just a little of Jesus is the key to an abundant life. In James 4:2 it says that we have not received because we have not asked. Why hold back? Ask for power! Ask for healing! Ask for strength! Ask for peace! I believe He is longing to give us these good things! Let us have the faith like that woman, who knew that just a piece of Jesus would be enough.
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