I am so thankful for the Word. It is not only food for the spirit, it is tangible evidence of Jesus and who He is. I am grateful for the faith to just believe that, but I have also been studying the actual historical evidence of the New Testament and life of Jesus over the last few months. It has been so encouraging to my faith.
This week, I am highlighting a work of God from the Bible, because it doesn’t always have to be something directly from our lives. In fact, if you want to see more in your life, the best thing you can do is to dig into the Word.
Remembering the Loaves and the Fishes
Today, I remember the feeding of the 5,000 in Luke 9:10-17. This story came to me earlier this week as I was praying. Specifically, Luke 9:17:
They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers! (NLT)
Right after this event, the disciples were crossing the lake. It was windy and they were fighting hard against the wind, but getting hit so hard that they were going nowhere. This is the time when Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-56).
As I was rolling around in my mind all that Jesus physically and spiritually provided to a hungry crowd that day, I remembered this lake crossing and specifically Mark 6:52 which reveals that they were all completely amazed that Jesus was able to still the winds (not to mention walk on water), because their hard hearts didn’t understand the miracle of the loaves and the fishes.
When we are in the middle a storm, it can feel like God is unjust or cruel. That is just wholly untrue! He is a good God and a good Father! He not only provides for our needs, but He provides more than enough. And, He wants to provide good things. If it feels like you are fighting against the storm and getting nowhere, choose a soft heart and meditate on His goodness. He still stills the storms.