“Sometimes it Takes a While”
Sometimes my cognitive skills are not like they used to be. The old mind just isn’t as quick as it once was. I believe we could say the same about Jesus’ disciples.
They had recently fed the 5,000 men, now they had just finished feeding 4,000 men and Jesus finds them in an argument.
Please read the following verses. Mark 8:14-21
14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 15 “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” 16 They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.” 17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” “Twelve,” they replied. 20 “And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” They answered, “Seven.” 21 He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”
How quickly we can forget. One would think with the disciples seeing what Jesus can do, they would have realized that Jesus could do anything.
However, sometimes their little squabbles made them unable to completely understand the grand opportunity they had to be working with their Messiah.
Fortunately, after Jesus’ death, they became braver men who would die for their beliefs and teachings.
They all stuck it out except for Judas. Jesus would later say that Judas was the one doomed for destruction.
We don’t have Jesus walking the earth with us, at least not in a bodily form. But we have the Holy Spirit living in every believer. He will help us understand and follow Christ in a better way.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;