Bible Reading: Mark 8:1-9
Key Words: Jesus
Why? Why did Jesus not seek the power of institutions to provide for others? Because He knew the infinite power and the infinite bounty of His Father, our Lord God Almighty!
To put it in the vernacular, why fool around with a box kite when there is a Boeing 747 at your disposal?
Remember the time Jesus fed the multitude? With seven loaves He fed them – four thousand persons, plus!
There in the desert, away from the city, the crowds had gathered and Jesus ministered unto them. He healed the sick. He made the lame to walk, the blind to see, the dumb to speak, through the miracle of God’s love.
At eventide the people were hungry and Jesus had compassion on them. The disciples questioned where they would get food to feed so many. But Jesus said, “How many loaves have ye?”
“There is no need for them to leave. Feed them here.”
Feed them! With what? Seven loaves of bread? They asked this of Him to whom all power is given – in heaven and on earth.
Jesus took the loaves and blessed them and gave them to His disciples to feed the multitude. And they ate – every one of them, the whole four thousand – plus women and children. They ate until they were filled and even then there were seven baskets of food left over.
How great, how truly great, are the works of the Lord! Oh, ye of little faith! How is it that we turn to Caesar for the answers to our problems? Why do we feel the government and not God is the answer for our lives, our families, our community, our state, our nation, our world?
Where we look for aid says more about us than we realize.
What to do:
✞ Rely on God, not government.
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