Breadless in the Boat

Jesus and His disciples only had one loaf of bread with them in the boat, which caused concern among the men until Jesus pulled them up sharp. ‘Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand?’ How they have already forgotten the miracles of feeding the four thousand and five thousand?

Hundreds, thousands of people hungry and away from their homes, how could the disciples forget what had happened? Not only was everyone fed satisfactorily, but there were twelve baskets and seven baskets of crumbs left over. These were miracles witnessed by so many which would be talked about throughout the neighbourhood for many weeks.

Yet the disciples were bemoaning the fact that they had only loaf between thirteen of them. What had happened to their memories? But we can’t be too hard on the disciples. What about us? Throughout our lives God has never once let us down and yet we worry about the future. If things have not gone our way, sometimes He has something even better prepared for us. Our God is a God we can trust. ‘His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. Lamentations 3:23