February 9, 2016
In today’s QT, Jesus feeds 5,000 men with five loaves of bread and two fish. It was probably more than 10,000 with women and children. I’ve heard different pastors interpret this in different ways. Although, it’s not explicated stated in today’s verses in Matthew, other gospel credit this initial five loaves of bread and two fish to a child. This initial sharing from a child, started a chain of sharing of everyone who all had some food, which in turn fed everyone. That was one of the interpretation. Another way to interpret this would be physical supernatural miracle. I like the supernatural interpretation, but I think the other interpretation does go to shed some light on how things of God works in some ways. How it’s different from the world, and how we should be like, and how church should be like. It’s very much a losing game if I think individually, but it’s a winning game if I think for the kingdom of God. And in the end, if thought of big enough, it’s also a winning game for myself individually in the end. It’s only when I think small and see short-sightedly after only the very immediate things within my sight that it looks like a losing game.
In life, in Jesus, I am of service to others. This is possibly the toughest thing Jesus asks of his followers. It’s being a living sacrifice. It kills me. And it’s just me and Jesus. Trying to find comfort and love anywhere else is just futile, and I don’t need to, because Jesus is way more, but every day there are evil forces trying to convince me otherwise. I was actually just now kind of lost before starting this QT. It’s unbelievable how easily I forget to be awake.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” - Galatians 2:20
Application: read 3 chapters, pray 10 minutes before going to sleep