At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been teaching a series entitled, “Building A Great Life!” This past Sunday, I stated that to build a great life, sometimes we need God to perform a miracle in our circumstances. Mark 6 is perhaps the most well-known of Jesus’ miracles. It’s the only miracle of Jesus that is told in all four Gospels. It’s the miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Jesus multiplied the fish and the loaves the little boy brought to Him in order to feed over 5,000 people. Today, I wanted to remind you of the reason Jesus performed miracles in the first place.
Mark 6: 35-44
35 When it was already late, His disciples approached Him and said, “This place is a wilderness, and it is already late! 36 Send them away, so they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages to buy themselves something to eat.” 37 “You give them something to eat,” He responded. They said to Him, “Should we go and buy 200 denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?” 38 And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look.” When they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then He instructed them to have all the people sit down[k] in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in ranks of hundreds and fifties. 41 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves. He kept giving them to His disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 Everyone ate and was filled.43 Then they picked up 12 baskets full of pieces of bread and fish. 44 Now those who ate the loaves were 5,000 men.
Jesus always performed miracles in order to demonstrate God’s power, His provision for His people and to stretch His followers’ faith. If you are in need of a miracle in your life today, remember and rest on God’s power and God’s ability to provide.
Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D