Sure, if you want to get technical about it, 2 + 5 does equal 7. However, when a growing number of youth sports organizations refuse to keep score, why can’t everyone win. Meanwhile, school districts in Texas are following a similar pattern, not giving letter grades to prevent students from suffering low self-esteem. In this age of political correctness, for today’s blog, 2 + 5 = 12.
Believe it or not, there are conditions and circumstances when 2 + 5 does indeed equal 12. In fact, when you enter God into this equation like algebra, this answer can be clearly proven. For example, one day Jesus tried to feed roughly 5,000 men, plus additional women and children not accounted for in John 6:10. Testing the faith of his 12 disciples, Jesus attempts to take the resources set aside for 12 disciples and feed the masses of people surrounding them on a mountain side.
Philip, likely an accountant, begged to differ with Jesus, throwing out the cost to feed this many people, John 6:7. Andrew, a little more optimistic takes a quick inventory, discovering 5 loaves of barley bread and 2 small fish, John 6:9. Based upon this verse, the more Andrew thought about it, the less confident he becomes. Everything changes when you add Jesus into this problem. Similar to a communion performed by a rabbi, priest or pastor, Jesus breaks the fish and bread, giving thanks to God above. After the people were full, Jesus sent the disciples around to collect the basket of leftovers. Amazingly, 2 small fish plus 5 loaves of barley bread results in 12 baskets provided by the Bread of Life, John 6:48.
by Jay Mankus