So Nothing May Be Lost

Gather up fragments left over, so nothing may be lost. —¬†John 6:12.

There are several references in the New Testament about fragments and crumbs. Remember the woman talking about crumbs from thy table. Now Jesus wasn’t a hoarder. From all we know he walked with a robe, sandals, and perhaps a skin filled with water. His disciples are always portrayed begging for food, and Jesus never seemed to pass on an invitation to dine with sinners. So naturally he would be concerned about every scrap of food. But like so much about his words they also have a deeper meaning than a literal reading.

Perhaps when he is directing that the fragments be gathered he is talking about more than food. So many of us have been broken by life — dreams are smashed and hearts are broken. Very easily we can be left behind, part of life’s wreckage. But that isn’t God’s way.

God gathers us up, makes sure we are never lost, and makes us whole again.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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