Day Seven – Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 14:20, 26:26; John 6:35; 1 Corinthians11:23-26 I love how the story of feeding the crowds concludes: Everyone was satisfied, and there was plenty left over. Jesus referred to Himself as the Bread of Life, declaring that anyone who comes to Him will never hunger again. The Lord provides ultimate satisfaction. As the Bread of Life, He is[…]

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Day Six – It’s All About God’s Touch!

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 14:14, 15:30-32 In the Old Testament story, notice that the bread went from the giver directly to the people. The prophet never touched it. In the New Testament accounts, however, the bread went from the giver, to the disciples, to the Master, back to the disciples, and then finally to the people. Picture this. Jesus had just[…]

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Day Five- Sometimes Plain is Better

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:42, Matthew 14:17, 15:34 It’s interesting that the Old Testament story gives a full description of the bread—“. . . barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. . .” In the New Testament accounts, however, the description is just plain ol’ bread. I wonder if we can become[…]

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Day Four – It’s About Willingness, Not Resources

Today’s Scripture:  Matthew 14:16-17, 15:34 As we pointed out a couple of days ago, in the Old Testament story the man was more focused on what he was bringing to the prophet than he was on the group of hungry people. Their needs weren’t even within his vision. And if they were, he chose to ignore. In the New Testament[…]

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Day Three – God Does More with Less

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 14:15, 19-20; 15:32-37 Since the Old Testament story took place at the school of the prophets, chances are it was not located in a remote area—at least, not as remote as the areas where Jesus and the disciples ministered. Limited resources allow an unlimited God to do limitless things. Someone asked a missionary why so many amazing[…]

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Day Two – 20-20 Vision

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:42-44, Philippians 2:4, Hebrews 13:2 It’s interesting that the bread giver seemed to have no awareness of the people or of their hunger. His focus was on the gift of delicious bread he was bringing to the prophet. How could he be so generous with the leader and yet ignore the needs of his fellow students?[…]

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Day One – Math that Defies Logic

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Matthew 15:29-38, 14:13-21 When our daughter was in middle school, the teacher decided to introduce “new math,” and she sent home a sample so parents and children could work out a problem together. That evening, as my highly-educated husband struggled with an elementary-level challenge, he declared in frustration, “There is absolutely no way this mathematical[…]

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