With five small loaves of bread and two small fish, Jesus fed 5000.
With seven small loaves of bread and a few fish, Jesus fed 4000.
At the beginning of His ministry, after being baptized by John, Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray. Satan came to tempt Him three times in the desert. And what was the first temptation? “Turn these stones into bread.” How did Jesus respond? “Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
When Jesus taught His disciples from the Mount, He said, “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food… Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them… Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
After feeding the 5000, Jesus told them He was the Bread of Life and if they received Him they would have eternal life.
Just a few months later, Jesus fed the 4000. Afterwards, He and His disciples got in a boat to go to the other side of the lake. The disciples forgot to bring bread. They thought Jesus was upset with them.
How comical, ridiculous even. The disciples were worried about having enough bread. Jesus could turn stones into bread. He could multiply loaves and fishes so that basketfuls of bread were left over.
Having enough bread was the furthest thing from Jesus’ mind. Jesus wanted the disciples to “hunger and thirst for righteousness, that they might be filled.”
The disciples saw… and then forgot.
How often do I see and then forget?
God is faithful. God is good. God is loving. God is gracious. God provides. Again and again, He proves Himself. This is who God is. This is His nature.
I want to see… and not forget.
I want to see… and trust completely.
I want to see… and be grateful and giving.
I want to see… and seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.
You’re a good, good Father. That’s who you are. Help me to see!
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