by Doug Marshall
Thought for Meditation:
“Send the crowds away so that they may go and buy food for themselves” (Mt. 14:15)… I wish I could have seen the expression on the disciples’ faces when they heard the Master’s response. “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
I think it was a test – not to show them what they couldn’t do, but a test to demonstrate what they could do… When Jesus saw the people, he saw an opportunity to love and affirm value. When the disciples saw the people, they saw thousands of problems. Max Lucado “In the Eye of the Storm” p46-47.