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    Feeding of the 5000 | Part 6: Jesus Knows All About Our Struggles

    September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

Feeding of the 5000 | Part 6: Jesus Knows All About Our Struggles

Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks he distributed them to those who were seated—so also with the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were full, he told his disciples, “Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted.” So they collected them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.

When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This truly is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

Therefore, when Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself. (John 6:11-15)

Do you know that song, “No Not One”? Part of the lyrics go like this:

There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!

None else could heal all our soul’s diseases,
No, not one! No, not one!

Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done;

There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!

Jesus knows all about our struggles. Did you catch that?

I once heard a well-known preacher say, “God doesn’t care whether you buy a blue truck or a red truck.” At first, I thought, “That’s probably true.” But I prayed through that and through that, and I think He does care. I care if my son Weston drives a white car or a blue car. Because I care about Weston and if it’s bothering Weston, it bothers me. If it’s a red truck or a blue truck, does God get down into the details? You better believe He does.

Jesus cares for physical and spiritual needs. He often provides for our physical needs to show us our need for Him.

Did you catch the phrase “when they were full”? Jesus knew that they were full!

The Master knows what is going on. You can rest in Him.

The Master is in control. You can rely on Him.

The Master knows His dependence on the Father. The Son of God, God Himself, stopped and thanked His Father for the provision of bread. You should be thankful, too!

The Master will always give you what you need.

You should use what He gives you.

The Master cares about the smallest details.

Did you catch the fact that Jesus sent the details out to get the leftovers? He observed that there were leftovers! He cares about the leftovers. He cares about inventory control! You should be a good steward too.

We have looked at many different aspects of this miracle throughout our series, but I don’t want you to miss the Miracle Worker. Jesus sees us. He cares about us. Remind yourself of these truths daily and trust Him to provide your needs.

Kevin Wax

Kevin is a Pastor at Blackman Baptist Church.