In what was a rare occasion, Jesus used one of His opportunities for working a miracle to test the 'hunger' of His disciples to help others in need. Some failed, some succeeded...how would we fare, given the opportunity?
I'm just a simple man...I haven't got the talent...God couldn't use me, could He? Yes, He could, and He will if you'll only open yourself up to His Will for your life. The disciples Jesus selected were extraordinary only for the fact that they were extra ordinary; In fact, God specializes in using normal, everyday people to accomplish His Will!
It was a beautiful night for humanity - the night Jesus Christ was born. Little did we know what it would cost the Son of God to fulfill God's scheme of redemption for us. But the angels did...and still they heralded the occasion, singing and praising God joyfully. How could they be happy knowing what their Master must endure? The same way we can when we understand the love that went into our redemption.
We know it's important. We know as Christians we're a part of it. But just what is this Kingdom that Christ kept teaching about? If you're willing to look behind the cliches and dig deeper than the same old answers, maybe you can begin to find out for yourself.