UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES
Today's Reading: Mark 8
Key Verse: Mark 8:6
"So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude."
Again the disciples faced circumstances over which they had no control. The region where this miracle took place was a non-Jewish area. Jesus reached out to all people everywhere, including the mainly Gentile population.
Notice that Jesus "gave thanks." He thanked His Father even before any miracle had been performed. He knew that He could trust His Father, and His Father would never fail Him. There was no desperation with Jesus when He addressed the Father. I don't read that He begged, cried loudly or took out the prayer book.
We need not panic. Instead, in every circumstance, GIVE THANKS!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, please be honoured today by my trust in You. I "GIVE THANKS" now for Your grace given to me to trust You in all things. I want to live above the circumstances and not under them. I thank You that with Your presence, all things are possible. I pray this through the Person of Your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen!
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