Friday, November 18, 2011

The Savior Cares

Mark 8:1-9

The Multitudes And Their Need

These people had been with the Lord Jesus Christ for 3 days.

The Lord Jesus Christ had been preaching to them.


Now that the teaching had ended, the Lord Jesus Christ was ready to dismiss them.


The Lord Jesus Christ knew that these people had used up all their food and had nothing to eat on their journey home.

Some of them had traveled a long distance to hear Him.


The Master And His Compassion

The Lord Jesus Christ saw the crowds and He knew their need.

They were tired and hungry.

They couldn’t possibly make the trip home without some food.


The Lord Jesus Christ had compassion on them.

His heart went out to them.

He was moved by their need.

He decided to do something about it.


The Miracle And Its Lessons

The Lord Jesus Christ declared His desire to feed them.

But He was immediately met with doubt.


His disciples had already seen Him feed 5000 men besides women and children.

But they still doubted His ability to do the impossible.


The Lord Jesus Christ asks them “How many loaves do you have?”

The disciples were called to give up the little amount of food they had.


The Lord Jesus Christ took the small amount of food that was available, and thanked God for it.

He then broke it and gave it to His disciples to give to the crowd.

The loaves and the fishes multiplied as He broke them.

The miracle took place in the hand of the Lord.


When the meal was finished and all were filled, the disciples collected the leftovers.

They collected 7 baskets full!


This miracle reminds us that the Lord Jesus Christ is the universal Savior.

When He fed the 5000 people, the crowd was made up of Jews.

When this miracle was performed, He fed mostly Gentiles.


This miracle reminds us that the Lord Jesus Christ is more than sufficient to meet our needs.

He has everything we need for our journey home.


This miracle teaches us that great things can happen if we can just get the need into His hands!

A small amount of bread and fish became sufficient for a multitude because they got it into His hands.


Do we have a need?

Let us get into His hands today!

Whatever our need may be, let us get it into His hands now!

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