On the chill of an autumn morning, the quiet humming of the furnace can be heard--and the oil barrel's not running over full, but there is enough. The refrigerator, it has this quiet graceful sound and inside on the shelves, they are not full--but still, there is enough. And in the kitchen cabinets and drawers--there's not a full place setting of eight plates, bowls, saucers--many have been broken over the years. And in the silverware drawer--there's not the perfect place setting for eight, twelve--some are of the same pattern--some are not. But still, there is enough.
There's much to be said about enough.
She had planned one last meal--for her son and herself. And when Elijah asked her to bring him bread, she explained to him she didn't have enough to share, only "a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse." (1 Kings 17:12)
And Elijah told her to "Fear not" (1 Kings 17:13) and take her enough--do as God asked and He would make it into an abundance--make it more than enough.
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah. I( Kings 17:13-16, KJV)
Jesus and His disciples had five thousand to feed. And the disciples--they wanted to send the crowd away. They only saw five loaves and two fishes. But Jesus, He saw more than enough.
Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets. Luke 9: 16-17 (KJV)
November has begun. The month of Thanksgiving. And there's these everyday blessings that we often fail to see, forget to thank Him for because we are looking for the abundance, the increase, the perfect--rather than seeing the enough.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 107:1 (KJV)