Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mark Day 17

And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”    Mark 6:38

God doesn’t need to know how much we have, but how many believe.  In Mark 6 there is an interesting thing that happens.  In Nazareth, Jesus marveled at their unbelief but when Jesus pulled His boat ashore and saw the many who had recognized Him and ran to Him, He performed the mighty work of God in their midst.  God doesn’t need to know how much we have or even how many there are who believe to show His love.  However, we do.  There is power to believe in a crowd of faith.  That’s why we need to be there.  The woman with an issued of blood worked her way through the crowd of faith to just touch the garment of Jesus.  Sometimes there is the existence of faith and then there are times where there is an environment of faith.  Where there is an environment of faith, the existence of faith is elevated.  It just happens.  In just a few short hours the disciples will find themselves trying to stay alive from a boat, on a lake, in the dark during a storm and they will be afraid.  Fear ruled the night until Jesus came walking over the very thing threatening to take them under.  When faith came, into the boat, faith ruled from the midst of the boat.  One thing the church is about is the creating of a crowd of faith where God can and will do mighty things.  Don’t isolate yourself.  Where there is a crowd of faith there is an environment for faith to work in the name of Jesus.

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