A lad with a lunch box giving his five loaves and two fish to Andrew to feed the multitudes.

The Lad With The Lunch

The lad woke at dawn, all excited.
Today was his birthday, you see.
He lived near a town called Bethsaida.
Very close to the sea, Galilee.

His mum had prepared him a picnic.
She told him, “Be home before dark. ”
He meandered his way through the village,
Then walked to the wilderness park.

He saw there a great crowd of people.
They were listening to a Man dressed in white.
The boy nudged his way close to see Him.
He witnessed the blind receive sight.

The lad watched the man bless some children.
He saw Him make lame men to walk.
For hours and hours he listened,
Mesmerized by the Man’s wondrous talk.

All at once he heard a commotion:
The Man’s helpers were running around.
“It is late, and these people are hungry.
Master, never can enough food be found.”

"Send them home,” said another disciple.
“We haven’t the cash to buy bread.
There are thousands of men, women, children.
How ever can this crowd be fed?”

It was then the lad went to Andrew.
He had seen this disciple before.
He said, “Here are five loaves and two fishes.
It’s not much. I wish it were more.”

Jesus blessed the wee lad and his offering.
The food fed five thousand that day.
The crowds all went home, in great wonder:
“Who’s this Man, who such wonders display?

“We must capture Him and make Him our Leader.
We have witnessed such wonderful things.
We would be free from our burdensome bondage!
Let us crown Him and make Him our King!”

~ Helen Dowd ~
Copyright © 2011
All Rights Reserved

[ by: Helen Splane Dowd Copyright © 2011, (hsdowd@telus.net) -- received from Helen Dowd ]

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