Week 3 | Monday – Your Invitation
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
JOHN 6:5-6, NIV
The story of the loaves and fish is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels. The principle of repetition tells us this story stands out. It’s significant. Jesus performed the miracle and fed over 5,000 men and their families with only a single, small lunch.
The setting for this miracle is also significant. It began with a large crowd of people who were hungry. Jesus asked His disciples where they should buy bread to feed them all. This was impossible. He was inviting His disciples into the problem so they would understand the need. The verse says that He did this to test them, for He already knew what He was going to do.
In the natural, the situation was impossible. Philip responded to Jesus, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” But this is exactly the type of situation that allows God to show off. Luke 18:27 says, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” When you find yourself in a situation that seems impossible, remember this story. God may be inviting you into a problem that He already has a solution for.
WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO ME?
HOW CAN I APPLY IT?
TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT.