In those days when there was again a great crowd without anything to eat, he called his disciples and said to them, 2“I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. 3If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way—and some of them have come from a great distance.” 4His disciples replied, “How can one feed these people with bread here in the desert?” 5He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” 6Then he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them to the crowd. 7They had also a few small fish; and after blessing them, he ordered that these too should be distributed. 8They ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 9Now there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. 10And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha. 11The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. 12And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side. (Mark 8:1-13, NRSV)
Have you ever wondered how things were going to work out?
That was me most of the time I was in seminary. I wondered how we would pay our bills and keep food around for the girls and for us. I wondered how we would pay back all of the money we were borrowing (which I am still paying, 13 years after seminary…).
I am wondering about all of this now as we are preparing to move to different places for 4 months. We will have 2 rent payments, 2 utility payments, a new car payment, and all kinds of things, along with all of the bills we currently have. SO how will it work? I actually have no idea, but I do know that God has it. I don’t need to worry about it (even though I will).
God has led us to this and God will lead us through it.
Have faith and believe.