Soon Thanksgiving will be upon us. Are you looking forward to it or are you wishing that day would just go…away…takes too much time and no one helps or is grateful. You are not alone…Jesus also faced this….
John 6 How Like Us
On the shores of Galilee Jesus turned a small boy’s picnic lunch into a smorgasbord. It was there many saw how the Master took what was a little and made much so the hunger of the crowd was abated. In fact, even the disciples were able to pick up 12 baskets of leftovers! However, those who partook did not even offer a thank you to the master chef. How like us.
After the evening passed and morning came, they were surprised to find that there was no instant breakfast; so they went looking for the master chef. But Jesus knew their hearts. They wanted not only a free meal but also to make Him king. Finding him across the Sea they audaciously said what miraculous sign will you perform so that we may see it and believe you? How like us.
We see a miracle yet remain unsatisfied and just want more. God had given the children of Israel freedom and then He provided manna, water, and even quail; yet they grumbled and complained. How like us.
We are unsatisfied because our hearts are hard and will remain that way until we have experienced the Bread of Life and the Living Water. Jesus is the one who can satisfy our hunger and our thirst.