Feeding of 5,000
Disciples: See size of the need and the smallness of the human resources available to meet it and are overwhelmed.
Mark 6:37 – That would take 8 months wages!
Ever heard anything like that at a council meeting or in a board meeting?
Andrew: Here is a boy with 5 small barley loaves and two small fish. Andrew presents what is available…unsure of how what can be done with it…but he offers it.
Jesus: Sees the size of the need and is aware of the greatness of God’s resources available to Him.
We need to see like Jesus. I don’t want to see like the disciples as they stood before the 5,000 men… I want to see with Jesus eyes…
Last thing I want you to note about this miracle…we see it in John’s gospel,
John 6:14-15: Sometimes…even when we see miraculous works and provision of God we can jump to our own conclusions of what is right and good…and force our own agenda.
The nation of Israel was looking for a political leader…one of the signs they were looking for was a prophet who would feed the people like God fed the nation of Israel manna in the desert…imagine how the excitement began to build as five loaves and two fish fed well over 5,000 people.
We are at risk of doing the same thing in our lives…our prayer must constantly be that we put aside our dreams (dreams of man) for the Visons of God.