They were completely amazed and said again and again, “Everything he does is wonderful. He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who cannot speak.” (Mark 7:37 NLT)
Every minute somewhere, someone is touched by Christ Jesus and receives their miracle!
If we take a moment to look back at our own lives (or others who has Jesus Christ as their Lord), we will testify that He is so wonderful!
When Jesus walked among people 2000 years ago, they were in peak of joy as they had the very Creator in midst of them and testified that ‘nothing is impossible for God!’
Today, if we come out of our own small circle and start working with other needy people by introducing Christ Jesus their Savior to them – the stage has been set to see for ourselves the most wonderful things He will do for them!
This is exciting, is there anything impossible for Him!
…and the people begged Jesus to lay his hands on the man to heal him. Mark 7:32
Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the countryside—they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed. Mark 6:56
“And the King (Jesus) will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ (Matthew 25:40 NLT)
When God by His mercy kept us well, He do expect that we be mindful of people around us who are hurting, hungry and in need of supplies that are well in our power to bless them.
Even the greedy in one point of time will learn his lesson and set his records straight, but it is the stingy that will get punished and would lose the eternal life!
Are we ignoring or overlooking people that God has kept around us? These are the ones God has placed in our life, so we can become a blessing by releasing the mercy, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness along with food, water and money where needed.
Then he (Jesus) turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.” Luke 14:12-14
“Who will feel sorry for you, Jerusalem? Who will weep for you? Who will even bother to ask how you are?
You have abandoned me and turned your back on me,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 15:5-6
It is an undeniable truth that none besides the Lord Himself truly loves Jerusalem, which is His people – you & me.
We were all rejected, failures, hopeless and good for nothing left to sink and decay in miry clay. Then, the Savior came – the One and the only One Who felt sorry for us, the One and the only One Who weeped for us and the One and the only One Who cared for us!
But as he (Jesus) came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. Luke 29:41
Where will I be, without this forgiving Savior, full of compassion and full of mercy! Jesus, how I love you!
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5
So they sat down in groups of fifty or a hundred.
Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. Mark 6:40-41
The miracle in a ministry is not in how many people are gathered, but in how many people are been fed satisfactorily!
We see here in the Lord’s ministry such kind of miracle where people ate as much as they wanted, and afterwards the disciples picked each a basket full of left-overs.
Such “satisfactory” supernatural miracles will happen in our ministry when we are drawn to people with a compassion that they’re sheep without shepherds and start teaching them what we are been taught.
The very essence that brings the total satisfaction of God’s goodness in peoples’ lives are when they are taught in a small group – where they’re noticed, words are spoken into their lives, help them see that they’re important and loved by God personally.
Mark 6:39 “Jesus told the disciples to have the people sit down in groups”.
This was the ministry of our Lord, to go into all towns and teach them out of compassion.
Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34
Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people. Mark 6:6