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The Story of God: Provision

Matthew 14:13-33, NRSV

Reflections

Christ has planted his Table like an oasis along our pathway, in order that when we become weary with travel, weak and hungry in our souls, discouraged and wounded because of our false steps, stumbling, and failing, we may then enter there and be refreshed with the living Bread of Life.

— Carl Olof Rosenius (1816-1868),
a Lutheran lay preacher on the Eucharist as the viaticum, the pilgrim’s food

  • Provision to our needs
  • In this passage, Jesus healed people, feed people
  • But also to challenges we face
  • People are hungry, both spiritually and physically
  • Provision for our soul
  • Purpose of our lives
  • We are the channel of Jesus’ power
  • Life in mission with Jesus
  • Provision to our response
  • Peter asked “command me”, then “save me”

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