Friday, March 26, 2021

Mark 6:46 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Mark 6:46

“After telling everyone good-bye, He went up into the hills by himself to pray.”

This is one of those verses that may not seem like it’s that important, but to me, it shows the heart of Christ! This verse comes right after the feeding of the 5000. The Holy Spirit brought to mind that Jesus doesn’t take the food to each person; He has his disciples do it, yet He hangs out to tell them all goodbye. Why? 

The answer, I believe, is the Heart of Jesus. He wasn’t concerned with getting the recognition or approval of the crowd. He wanted to feed their souls more than their bellies and knew that taking the time to meet with them all individually would do that! Imagine going into a homeless shelter, where people haven’t eaten in a while, to serve food and preach the Gospel. You better serve that food before you start to share who Jesus is because they probably won’t be able to concentrate over the growl in their stomachs.

I think it’s the same thing here. Jesus knew that what He had to offer them was bigger than any meal this world had to offer, and He wanted to make sure there were no distractions! He goes the extra mile yet again because He knows our flesh is weak and He has the only answer for that! There were 5000 men, not counting women and children, and Jesus made sure everyone got to see Him before they left! He told them all goodbye, not just His favorites or the ones He knew would follow Him for real but everyone, and we as His disciples need to do the same and follow His example!

To me, the biggest miracle here isn’t how many people He fed with earthly food but His heart behind it and the Spiritual food He gave them as they left! Then, He prayed, and I’m willing to bet each one of those people He just met were in that prayer to His Father!

John 13:15: I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

I love you all! God bless and Glory, Honor, and Praise forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit!!!!




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