How do you look at your situation?
Luke 9:12,13 -
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place. But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
Jesus at this time was very sad because He grieved on the loss of His cousin John the Baptist. John the Baptist was also the greatest Man of God at that time and losing such a person really hurt Jesus Christ.
The people who followed Jesus were not only those which followed Him but also those who followed John the Baptist had joined Him. It is written there were five thousand men, but the woman and children were not counted as among the five thousand. That could make the number double or even more keeping in mind in those days there was not family planning.
The 12 disciples of Jesus were very understanding and had out of concern approached Jesus to send the people away so that they would eat.
Even with this huge crowd Jesus did not lose faith nor let His own sorrow overtake Him. He took authority of the situation and fed them. In fact He made this entire crowd be part of the miracle. For the scripture says He showed them how the miracle of multiplication was done and they followed.
When we are in our sorrows or faced by any overwhelming situations do we too keep faith and take authority of our situations like Jesus? Understand this could be time for great miracles.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You showed us how to react in the tough situation. By your Spirit help us that we too at these times take the opportunity to let other see the glory of God...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
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