This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 77:11 (ESV)
This morning I am thinking about how quickly we can forget.
Recently I was on a call with a girlfriend and we were strategizing about how God might resolve a situation. We were saying, “Well, God may come through this door,” or “Maybe if not this door, maybe another door.” It was really a conversation concerning the question – “Will all bases be covered?“
We can get so wrapped up in these thoughts and discussions. And the Bible has many examples of those following God who did just that. In Matthew 14, we read about the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus was out in the wilderness teaching to this very large crowd of people, and it started getting late. The disciples told Jesus, “It’s time to send the people back to the villages to buy food before it gets too late.”
But Jesus told them, “That’s not necessary. We will feed the people with what we have.”
The disciples, of course, were astonished because they saw that they only had five loaves of bread and two fish. What we now know that the disciples did not was that Christ was going to multiply the food. There was enough to feed everyone and there were even bags of leftovers.
This happened in Matthew Chapter 14. However, in Matthew Chapter 15 a similar situation occurred with about four thousand people. Again, the disciples were ready to send the people home so that they could get food. Once again, Jesus told his disciples that such a step was not necessary.
In Matthew 15:33 the disciples asked Jesus, “And where would we get enough food out here in the wilderness for everyone?”
And my initial thought as I was reading this was, “How quickly we forget!” Jesus had just shown the disciples in Matthew 14 that He would provide for them.
So the Words that I use to remind me of this fact are, “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.” Psalms 77:11 (ESV)
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So today, take a moment to remember the last time that God delivered for you and know that He will again.