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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

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Do you think you have a big appetite? How would you like to tackle a 185-pound hamburger? Could you eat a 200-pound meatball or a 6,510-pound omelet? These ridiculously large dishes really have been served up at one time or another. People have been making giant food items for years. It’s a wacky way to gain a place in the record books and get products and businesses noticed.

In honor of National Hot Dog Month, a Chicago company once created a hot dog that was more than 16 feet long. The world’s largest pizza was made in South Africa. It was more than 122 feet in diameter and was topped with 4,000 pounds of cheese.

Enormous meals call for desserts of similar proportions. The largest cookie ever made was about the size of a basketball court and weighed as much as four elephants. To wash all that down, you might need the world’s biggest soda float. The 3,000-gallon drink was served in a 15-foot-tall glass at Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Museum in 2007.

Of course, all that would be too much for just one person. Such giant food items could feed a crowd. But is it possible to feed thousands of people with just two small fish and five small loaves of bread? Jesus did it! The Bible tells about a time when a large crowd of people followed Jesus to a mountain to hear Him teach. When mealtime came, they were hungry. But only one young boy had food. Though a couple of fish and a few pieces of bread didn’t seem like much to share among so many, the boy gave it to Jesus.

Jesus thanked His Father for the loaves and fishes. Then He passed out the food to all the people. The Bible says everyone ate and had enough. In fact, the disciples gathered up 12 baskets of leftovers.

“After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, ‘Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world’” (John 6:14, NIV).

Jesus used one boy’s meal to do a miracle for thousands of people. Because of this amazing event, many in the crowd believed in Jesus.

You have something that can be shared with others too. You can tell people about Jesus so they can come to know Him. Many people are hungry to hear the truth of God’s Word.

— Christina Quick

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