Andrew looked at the bread and fishes, and asked, "How far will they go among so many?" (John 6:9). He did not understand how so little could feed so many - but this didn't stop him bringing the boy, with his bread and fishes, to Jesus. This was an act of faith. Andrew says to Jesus, "Here am I. Here is the boy. Here is the bread. Here are the fishes."
We look at the situation in today's world. there is so much to be done - but we can do so little. what are we to do? We are to say, "Here I am, wholly available. as for me, I will serve the Lord ... The fields are white unto harvest, But O, the labourers are so few, So, Lord, I give myself to help the reaping, To gather precious souls unto You" (Chris Bowater).
If Andrew is to be viewed as a man of faith, what are we to say about the boy? He could have said to Andrew, "This is mine. You're not having it." He could have said that, but he didn't. the boy was ready to be led to Jesus. He wanted to give his bread and fishes to Jesus.
This is still the question to be put to people today. Will you come to Jesus? Will you give yourself to Him?
What happened when the boy came to Jesus, when he gave his bread and fishes to Jesus? - A great miracle happened. Out of so little came so much.
What do we learn from the story of the boy who brought his bread and fishes to Jesus? - Out of small beginnings comes a mighty work of God: "God chose the weak things of the world to shame the wise ... so that no one may boast before Him ... Let him who boasts boast in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:27,29,31). When God does mighty things, let us give all the glory to Him.
May God help us to learn from the boy. May we stop saying, "This is mine. You can't have it." May we start giving ourselves to Jesus and giving all the glory to Him.