The Feeding of the Five Thousand
of the five thousand immediately follows the return of the Twelve from mission.
They are asking Jesus for quiet time with him to rest, reflect, discuss, and
process all that has happened on their journey, but ministry to the people
comes first. Jesus knows the crowds are hungry, physically and spiritually, and
must be fed.
Prayer: Lord, you show me often that the
interruptions are the work you call me to. Help me to let go of my agenda and
put my needs aside in order to do your will and to serve others.