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"And When He Had Given Thanks," John 6:11

John 6:11

This morning I awoke and being much troubled about my current circumstances, the thought came into my mind "The words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do." So I went back specifically to the account of Jesus from the book of John and stopped in John 6. Here at the beginning of the chapter, there is what appears to be a financial question. But really there are more similarities between my current situation and this account than just the lack of financial resources.

Not only are they short on cash, but they are in a place where even if they had money, it wouldn't fix their current situation. Jesus assessed the situation with his disciples. They command the multitude to sit down, then he takes what little resources that they have, and after he had given thanks, took action to distribute what they had among the multitude. Though, it is written in past tense, and almost feels like an afterthought, I can't help but to think that the most noteworthy part of this verse is the Savior's gesture of gratitude.


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