chronological day 282 :)

I love today.  Let’s read Luke 9:7-9, Mark 6:14-29, Matthew 14:1-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:1017, John 6:1-15, Mark 6:45-52, Matthew 14:22-33, John 6:16-21, Mark 6:53-56, and Matthew 14:34-36.  What are you thinking about?  Ask the Lord to reveal a new truth to you. 

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“when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick” Matthew 14:14

Jesus is always moved with compassion when He sees us in distress.  Let me re-state, without the qualifier: Jesus is always moved with compassion when He sees us.  And Jesus always sees us.

Did you know that the feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle recorded ball 4 Gospels?  Must be a great significance, must have made great impact on the disciples.  We sometimes skim over, overlook what is so familiar.  Somehow, we allow what is precious to become common.  How about we read it again, take it in anew this morning? So many people hurting, so many people healed.  That can never be common.

Hearing of John the Baptist’s death, Jesus went straight to serving (Mark 6:14-29).  That makes the timing of this particular miracle even more remarkable.  He was in mourning, and He turned His emotion into energy to serve.  Could we do this?

“it is I, don’t be afraid” John 6:20

We never need to fear with Jesus.  Our best interests are always in His heart.

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