August 11, 2011
V 5 …Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?
How many times have we asked ourselves…where will the money for this come or where will we ever find the time for all we have to do…or will the insurance pay for this medicine? I would say that this has happened many times to us in the season of our lives. In verse 6 the bible tells us, “He asked this to test them, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.” Jesus knew all along what His plan was for feeding the 5,000; He wanted to see if the disciples would turn to Him for help. After all they had already seen miracles done at the hand of Jesus, what is food for so many when you can heal a paralyzed man or turn water to wine? Yet, we know from the rest of the passage that they did not turn to Jesus. They did not ask Him to “create” food; they just concentrated on what they could do or rather not do. This is the same for us; we often never give God the chance to work in our lives because we are so concerned with what we can do, how we can solve our problem.