Thursday, September 1, 2011

2011 September 1 - Morning Manna

After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples,  Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. (John 6:1-12)

Today's Morsel:  How would you have liked to have been in the crowd when Jesus fed the multitude with two fish and fives loaves of bread?  Do you think that there were many ahhhhs and ooooohs there that day?  What do you think went through Philip's mind when he saw what happen?  Often, we are looking for Jesus to do big things before we go, "WOW!"  But little is much when God is in it.  "Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe" (John 4:48).  Lately, I've been hearing people say that we need signs and wonders so people will believe this truth.  But Jesus told the man, "Except you see signs and wonders you won't believe."  Is He speaking to you and me, His children.  Can we not believe in His abilities to do what He said He would do without signs and wonders?  Hasn't He shown Himself to be faithful to us?  Hasn't He proven time and time again that He will come through for us?  Doesn't scripture tell us that Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8)?  Scripture said that Jesus asked Philip, "Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"  He did this to prove him to see what he would do; Jesus already knew what He was going to do.  We don't need signs and wonders.  Jesus already knows what He is going to do. We just need to go and preach the gospel, show forth compassion and His love, and let Him fix what needs to be fixed.
Sing: He'll do it again!  He'll do it again!  Just take a look, at where you are now, and where you have been. He's always come through for you, He's same now as then.  You may not know how, you may not know when, but He'll do it again.

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