Do you know the passage in Matthew 15 where Jesus feeds four thousand? It hit me today. In case you don’t remember it, here’s the passage in the Message.
Jesus, having already fed 5,000 people on 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish per the request of the disciples (Matt 14), turned it around on them. He compassionately told them, I hate to send away these people without a meal.” Jesus gave them a chance to exhibit great faith–“Lord, You feed them,” they could have said. But, instead, they doubted His power, “Where on earth are you gonna find enough food?” Jesus simply asked, “What do you have?”
We’re considering another fairly major life-change coming up, one that requires a lot of faith–faith in who God is and what He promises. I am the thick-headed disciple, “Where on earth are you going to __________ ?” ”How could I ever _________?” “Where on earth will you find enough money for ___________ ?” God is giving me a chance to exhibit great faith, and worries creep in. I doubt, I worry, I self-loathe. Jesus simply asked, “What do you have?” He took it and broke it to feed four thousand. The disciples didn’t think they had much. I’m just this mom. This young mother. Just this wife. Just this simple person who loves God but doubts herself.
He took it and broke it to feed FOUR THOUSAND.
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