01/21/20: Exodus 4-6; Matthew 14
In the passage from Matthew I think we see two episodes related to faith:
Matthew 14: 16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
As we have discussed in our Sunday Bible Class when the disciples saw the needs of the thousands of people with Jesus they did what we often do — they took an inventory of what they had, neglecting to remember who was in their presence.
Matthew 14: 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
After the Lord calmed the winds and the waves we begin to see their faith grow. Perhaps it is at the “storm” in our lives that we remember best not what we can do but whose we are.