Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” Matthew 15:32
Jesus didn’t turn anyone away when they came to Him for help. In today’s reading, we read that a crowd of people had been with Him for three days without eating. He healed the lame and maimed, opened blind eyes and ears, and healed many other afflictions that were brought to Him. He provided for all exactly what was needed.
After three days of this, Jesus knew that the people were hungry because He was hungry. No one came to Him and asked for food, yet the scripture said He had compassion on them. That He understood what they were all feeling because He too was feeling it. In other places, we are told that Jesus could related to all people, because He was also a man and tempted as we are. (see Hebrews 4:15) Although He never sinned, He did know what it felt like to be human and the weakness of the body without nourishment.
This is true even today in whatever we go through. Jesus is not still with us here in a physical body, but He is our high priest. He understands the things we are feeling and the troubles we go through and just as He healed and provided 2000 years ago, He will do for you today, also. As you walk with Him each day and talk with Him along the way, He will lead you to the provision you need to be successful in your life mission.
Today I want to encourage you to trust Him to provide and supply the needs that you have. Recognize that He understands and knows what you are going through each day and wants to help you complete that plan. He was in the world once and knows that struggles come. He wants to provide all for you that He did for those that were brought to Him when He was here in body form. Include Him today in all that you do and follow where He leads you because He know where that provision is.
Today’s scripture reading: Matthew 15:29-39
29 Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there.
30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them.
31 So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”
33 Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?”
34 Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”
35 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude.
37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left.
38 Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
39 And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.