We often miss the fullness of Christ’s economy in our prayers, service and giving. If we look to the illustration from Ezekiel 47 where the water that emanates from the threshold of the temple and passes by the right of the altar (where Christ is seated) and flows out the eastern gate becoming a river that heals everything it touches, it is not unlike Christ’s feeding of the five thousand. In this case He takes what we offer and magnifies it for His glory and the furtherance of the Gospel. I have observed this in action at the many missionary conferences where the many individuals give to the needs of their neighbor until there is none to want. Somehow the treasure flows around the room in abundance just like the loaves and fishes. To mix metaphors, how many mustard seeds does it take for a spring to become a river?