November 11, 2015

Matthew 15_37

Nehemiah 7:73-8:3-18; Matthew 15:29-39

People are starving all around the world. They hunger not just for food; but, for a word of hope.
The people of Israel were spiritually starving. They gathered at the Water Gate and asked to hear the word given to Moses. So Ezra read the book of the Law of Moses to them so that they might be fed with the word of God.

The multitude had followed Jesus out into the wilderness. They were fed and nourished with the word of God for three days. Yet, they were hungry. They had nothing to eat. The Word of God, who is Jesus the Christ, fed the four thousand on seven fish and a few small fish. It was up to the disciples to distribute this food amongst the people.

Jesus calls all who wish to be his disciple to follow him. He also calls us, as he called Peter, to feed his sheep. We are to feed the hungry with bread for the soul as well as for the body. Whoever is hungry, feed them.

Prayer: God help us feed all who hunger with food for the body and the soul. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Judy Mattson, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Skanee, MI.

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One Response to November 11, 2015

  1. Danny Ward says:

    Do you ever wonder what was going on or being said by all those people? There could have been over 10,000 people there since only the men were counted. Imagine the looks on the faces of the disciples. We serve an awesome God, yet we still think we need to restrict what he can do today, WHY? Is our God not the same yesterday, today, and forever? Why do we “limit” Him?

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