So most of you know the great miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000, but I think God did an even bigger miracle for Jesus just a few verses earlier. It was a personal miracle, an intimate miracle.
Let’s read Matthew 14:13-14
When Jesus heard it, He withdrew from there privately in a boat to a solitary place. But when the crowds heard of it, they followed Him [by land] on foot from the towns. When He went ashore and saw a great throng of people, He had compassion (pity and deep sympathy) for them and cured their sick.
Matthew 14:13-14 AMP
Please don’t read this wrong. I’m not saying that it’s okay and justified to not seek solitude with God. I’m not at all saying that our serving comes before our relationship to our Saviour.
Jesus was just informed about his cousin’s death. He DESIRED to be with God. ALONE. His heart was yearning to be with His father’s heart. To be healed, to grieve, to be angry, to be overwhelmed, and to be broken. Scripture doesn’t say, but there was some time between when Jesus went to be alone and the crowd gathered.
In this busy season of my life with little children and consistent frequent interruption, this passage speaks to me in a whole new way.
God knew the heart of His son. He knew Jesus yearned to draw near to His heart and just be with Him. God also knew the people were coming. God also knew the people had needs. God made the little time Jesus had with Him enough. God multiplied the time Jesus set apart. God healed and grieved Jesus’ heart. Then God filled and provided for His son all He needed for the people waiting.
I hear God whispering to me. Come to me often for as long as you can. Even if we are interrupted…I Will make our time enough. I Will fill you for what is next. Trust me. Keep coming just as consistent and frequent as we are interrupted.
Oh the peace and joy that filled my heart. I have been set free of the guilt of not giving God enough time, my kids enough time, my husband, the house, my friends, and my church.
God Will make it enough!
Rebecca 🌻 Posted from WordPress for Android