February 3, 2015

Mark 8_5

Mark 8:1-10

Our vision and expectations are often small but Jesus’ vision and expectations for us are without limits.

Can you imagine how the disciples must have felt, in our reading, when Jesus gave the instruction for the people to sit down? Did they feel like saying, “Lord healing the sick is one thing but feeding four thousand men and several thousand women and children with just seven loaves and a few fish is asking for the impossible?” They obviously had worries because, “what is seven loaves and few fish between so many?” The disciples had a small vision of the situation, yet Jesus’ vision was much bigger. The disciples were functioning within a limited view of their anticipation, but Jesus had no limits.

Human perspective hasn’t changed much since then. Our vision and anticipations are often small but Jesus’ vision and anticipations for us are without limits. Following Jesus means looking at Jesus with the eyes of faith, like Mary responding, “Let it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 So let us take our vision and our possibilities from Jesus, the one without limits.

Prayer: Lord I pray to see your unlimited vision for me through your eyes. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Dieter Punt, Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, NC.

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One Response to February 3, 2015

  1. Danny Ward says:

    Today I hear that there are no miracles from leaders in the church. The gifts that the apostles had in the first century church died with them. So why do we cast our faith on a God who is now so limited? Have I seen food stretch to these proportions, no. But have I been witness to miracles that can’t be explained away, NO. Why do we put God in a box? Why would anyone who is a non-believer want to follow a Christ who is without power & glory? We still serve the same God, it is our lack of faith that limits our God.

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