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Reflections on Mark 8:1-10



Reflections on Mark 8:1-10

A second time, Jesus feeds an inordinately large crowd with just a scant few loaves and fishes.

A second time, Jesus has compassion on the people without them complaining or grumbling.

A second time, the large crowd had followed out to a desolate area where there were little resources other than Christ, Himself.

A second time, the disciples are perplexed by the riddle of how to feed such a large group with such a small portion of resources.

A second time, Jesus is not bothered by the size of the need, but instead focuses the attention on what is available.

A second time He blesses and gives thanks for that which is present.

A second time, everyone is filled and satisfied.

A second time, the leftovers exceed the first supply.

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust - not in presumptive faith, but in peaceful faith?

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust - that he knows my every true need?

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust - enough to give him the entirety of my scant resources to use for his purposes?

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust - that when I can see no solution, he has the situation well in hand?

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust - the main resource I need is Christ, himself?

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust - there is no situation overwhelming to the Creator of all things?

How many "second times" do I need to experience before I trust?

Probably one more.

May the Lord increase my faith through his word and through my memory of his past faithfulness in every situation.

May God continue to bless you, and others through you,

- Dustin

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