As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

Matthew 14 : 15 – 17

The disciples cared for people who were following Jesus. Being normal people they were very rooted in practical things so it was quite natural to look at the crowds and worry over who would feed them. Jesus on the other hand worked both in the practical and the super-natural. In doing so he gave the disciples (and the crowds) an idea of how powerful God is. That which is impossible for us is very possible for God.

Too often we forget that God is a God of the impossible. He is not limited by human frailness or weakness.

Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for being willing to act in this world. May people see that you are powerful but also merciful and gracious, through the work of your Spirit in the world.

Action: Raise your expectations and imagine what God might do in your life today.

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