When I am weak, and empty do I say it’s impossible or go to Jesus?
When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately … Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. … Jesus … had compassion on them …Matthew 14v13-14
Jesus hears of his cousin’s execution and withdraws. He is poor in Spirit looking for respite, yet the crowd invade his solitude. Jesus who is hurting has compassion.
the disciples … said, “… Send the crowds away, so they can go … and buy … food.”Matthew 14v15
The disciples are also poor in Spirit. They want this ministry to end.
Jesus replied, “… You give them something to eat.” … “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,”Matthew 14v16-17
Jesus exposes their poverty further by asking them to feed the people, though they don’t even have enough for themselves.
“Bring them here to me,” he said. …, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied.Matthew 14v18-20
What the Father had done emotionally for Jesus, he now did physically for his followers. The poor were miraculously provided for.
When facing the impossible my first reaction is to complain. Am I willing to bring my inadequate resources to the Lord to see if he will fulfil the need with my pathetic offering?
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