Luke 6:1-21 v “Philip answered “we would need about a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each of them to have a piece.”
Jesus was testing Phillip. He already knew what He was going to do. Phillip was the logical one, who had the right practical answer. It was impossible for them to feed all the people. Another disciple came up with an option, a boy who had enough food to feed a small group, however it would still be impossible to feed so many people. It took Jesus to give thanks to God for the food and by His power, gave it to the disciples who then fed the whole crowd. No exceptions. There was even lots left over, enough to fill twelve baskets.
In the movie “Faith like potatoes” the main character Angus Buchan says ” The condition for a miracle is difficult, however the condition for a great miracle is not difficult, but impossibility. In a time of drought in South Africa he planted potatoes a crop that required lots of water to grow and was told by everyone around him that it was impossible.
For most of us God doesn’t want our lives to be so impossible that we need a big miracle. However, He usually puts circumstances before us where we have to make a choice. To believe in God, to realize that we all have a purpose in our lives, and gifts from God to be able to complete it. He opens up our hearts to understand the bible, works with friends around us, and circumstances to allow us to experience the joy. love and peace that we are all looking for. He continues to perform miracles today.
During the pandemic I have experienced the birth of not one but two grandchildren a wonderful miracle in my small corner of the world. What miracles have you experienced during this impossible time?
Prayer: Almighty God thank you for the miracles that you perform everyday to show your people that you love them. Amen.