Jesus’ Math

51181025420__B465FD95-298D-4EBD-BE52-727B30FC0EDF.JPGIn reading the accounts of the loaves and the fish in Matthew 14 and 15, I realized that I make the same mistakes as the disciples did. I add up what I see and what is available in my own strength and come up with the wrong solution. Instead, I need to recognize Jesus arrives at the answer in ways beyond my comprehension. In Jesus’ math, all variables are determined, and He perfectly solves my most complex problems. He can multiply 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed 5000. He can increase 7 loaves and a few fish to satisfy 4000. He can take nothing and make it into anything He desires. What this means is that the economy, percentages, or expert opinions (whether from TV, books, the medical profession, or even church) do not weigh in so heavily. The most significant truths in any equation are that I am a child of God, and My Father commands all the power and resources in heaven and on earth to accomplish everything  He wants to do. For the world is mine and all that is in it. Psalm 50:12b

Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17


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