Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Food for the Hungry

I heard this on the radio this morning. The song caught my attention as I heard the part about "there was no food in sight". As my family knows, I want to feed the hungry. If I could, I would open a soup kitchen here in the Philippines. It was a secular radio station and I was pleasantly surprised to discover it on my way to work. Hope it inspires you too.

Five Loaves and Two Fishes
Corrinne May

A little boy of thirteen
was on his way to school
He heard a crowd of people laughing
and he went to take a look

Thousands were listening
to the stories of one man
He spoke with such wisdom,
even the kids could understand

The hours passed so quickly
the day turned into night
Everyone was hungry
but there was no food in sight

The boy looked in his lunchbox
at the little that he had
He wasn't sure what good it'd do
there were thousands to be fed

But he saw the twinkling eyes of Jesus
the kindness in His smile
and the boy cried out
with the trust of a child
he said:"

Take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as you will
I surrender
Take my fears , my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
to feed them all"

I often think about that boy
when I'm feeling small
and I worry that the work I do
means nothing at all

But every single tear I cry
is a diamond in His hands
and every door that slams in my face
I will offer up in prayer

So I'll give you every breath that I have
Oh Lord, you can work miracles
All you need is my "Amen"

So take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as you will
I surrender
Take my fears, my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
I hope it's not too small
I trust in you
I trust in you

So take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as you will
I surrender
Take my fears, my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
no gift is too small.

So you won't have to look for it, here is the song:

3 comments:

Atty. Theodore Te said...

Her cd is on heavy rotation in my player; galing nito. and she's catholic.

Ella del Rosario said...

I discovered her today and read that she's a Singaporean Catholic. I'll buy her CD's. Or beg... or borrow... :)

wyatt said...

I enjoyed the song too. Thanks.