[CF Devotionals] 2004-03-19 - Jesus is the Son of Man

The Jesus' Names Series, Part 3

WANTED: The Son of Man Must have leadership experience and good judgment. Seen as an authority figure a plus.

John 6:5-13 Turning to Philip he asked, ´Philip, where can we buy bread to feed all these people? (He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.) Philip replied, ´It would take a fortune to begin to do it!

Then Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up. ´There's a youngster here with five barley loaves and a couple of fish! But what good is that with all this mob?

´Tell everyone to sit down, Jesus ordered. And all of them-the approximate count of men only was 5,000-sat down on the grassy slopes. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and passed them out to the people. Afterwards he did the same with the fish. And everyone ate until full!

´Now gather the scraps, Jesus told his disciples, ´so that nothing is wasted. And twelve baskets were filled with the leftovers! (NIV)

Read what happened to Phillip and find out:

For a split second, I forgot who I was talking to-Jesus can change things in an instant. I think my lack of faith got caught up in the people demanding food and my exasperation on how to feed them. I was mad that it would cost so much money to feed all of them.

I was looking right at the man who could answer any question, big or small. And yet, I was limiting Him. At least Andrew mentioned the young boy's food we could use. Even Andrew didn't think the food would be enough. When Jesus used the boy's 2 loaves of bread and small fish, it put me to shame. What a miracle-that small amount of food feeding everyone, with fish and bread left over!

Lord, gently help me to look for solutions before I put the blame on You. Thank You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen


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