Oh We of Little Faith
Today's blog is written by Topher, one of our writers for goTandem. Enjoy!
We've all heard the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. Jesus starts preaching. People get hungry. A kid brings up his lunchbox and voila, everyone gets more than enough to eat. Bam. Jesus completes another miracle and moves on with his life. But I don't think that's why Luke included this story. I think he brought it up so we could get a better look at the disciples. See, these guys had been around when Jesus had performed miracles. Big miracles. Jesus had even sent them out to do miracles of their own. And yet, these men--who had seen everything--still didn't know what to expect from Jesus. And it's easy to be the same way. It's easy for us to forget our history with Christ because whatever we're facing in the present seems insurmountable. But it's not, just like whatever problems you were facing last week weren't. Because the same Jesus who calmed the storm last week is the same Jesus who will divide the loaves and the fish this week.
Take some time today to take an inventory of the things that God has helped you overcome in the past. What are some of the things that you're facing right now? Are you trusting God to take care of them? Topher
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