Five loaves and two fish might not seem like much, but through the power of God, became a meal for over 5000 people. A loaf of bread and a cup might not seem like much, but through the power of God they become the presence of Christ in our midst and in us.
It may seem as though we don't have much to offer. We're not too many. We're not powerful or influential. But what can God do if we place what we have in God's hands and let God's power flow through it?
Let us pray.
God who works through the seeming powerless, whose power is perfect in our weakness, come to us today through these symbols of bread and cup before us. As we remember suffering servant Jesus, let the power that flowed through him to overcome sin and death for us, empower us to represent you in our world. May the seeming weakness of our service to each other and to you let your power flow freely into our world.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, AMEN