One Saturday, Ken Erickson's wife cleaned out leftovers from the refrigerator. She gave the one remaining portion of tortellini to their 6-year-old son, Jeremy. Their 8-year-old son, Matthew, also wanted some, so bickering ensued. After several unsuccessful attempts to mediate the dispute, Ken decided on a theological approach. Hoping to convince Jeremy to share his portion with Matthew, he said, "Jeremy, what would Jesus do in this situation?"

Jeremy immediately responded, "Oh, Dad, He would just make more!"

What a beautiful truth — Jesus will provide! I'm not saying that he would have provided for his own personal need, but time and time again Jesus showed both his willingness and his ability to provide for those who were around him.

It was a truth the apostles needed to learn. Surrounded by thousands of people, Jesus said to them, "Give them something to eat" (Matthew 14:16). Their response to their Lord indicated their recognition that Jesus had asked the impossible of them. They didn't have the resources. Jesus did.

It is a truth we all need to learn. Whatever your NEED may be, whatever crisis you may be going through, whatever strength you need to cope with the struggles in your life, Jesus will provide. He has both the willingness and the ability to provide for those in need.

It is a truth we all need to learn.

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).