Greetings everyone! I hope and pray everyone had a good weekend and a good President’s Day.
I apologize for not writing on the Jesus On Campus series in such a long while. Got sidetracked I guess. Anyhow, here we are again.
The next miracle Jesus does is in Mark 8. Jesus and His disciples have been spending time with a large group of people. No doubt all of them are hungry. Jesus of course knows this, but doesn’t want to send any of them away, because they might pass out along the way. In other Gospel accounts Andrew (the brother of Simon Peter) tells Jesus there’s a small lad there with seven loaves of bread and small fish. Jesus instructs the disciples to have the people sit down. When they do, Jesus takes the food, gives thanks to God for it, and gives the food to the disciples who in turn disperse to the people.
Each person had enough to eat, and the disciples filled seven baskets full of the leftovers. The text says there were four thousand men there. If each of them had a wife and children, the total number of people there could have been six or seven thousand at least. Another of the Gospels says the people tried to make Him their king.
After all, if Jesus could multiply food like that, He could multiply swords. They could build an army large enough to take over and defeat Rome. But that’s absolutely not what Jesus is about. (That thought was said by one of my teachers at Sunset.)
These miracles show us that this Jesus is Lord over all nature, the physical, the spiritual, and even over death. If Jesus can heal storms, the physically and spiritually sick, defeat death, and multiply food then this proves Jesus is Lord over all of that.
And if Jesus can do all of that, He wants to be Lord of our lives too. Will you make Jesus Lord of your life? If so, please make a comment and I’ll be glad to get in contact with you.
Of course, all comments, thoughts, questions, etc are always welcomed and encouraged.
God bless you all. Grace and Peace.
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