“When Jesus looked out and saw that a large crowd had arrived, He said
to Philip, “Where can we buy bread to feed these people?”
He said this to stretch Philip’s faith. He already knew what He
was going to do. John 6:5, 6
When Jesus and Philip looked out at the large crowd what did they see?
Philip saw an impossible situation! In his mind it was an impossible situation!
Jesus saw something different when He looked out at the crowd. He knew exactly what He was going to do. Philip on the other hand saw obstacles and barriers but Jesus wanted to stretch his faith.
I have been meditating on this verse for a couple of days now. It is such a powerful scripture…..
We are like Philip in many ways. There are situations in our lives where we look and think, “impossible”! How am I going to do this or do that? How, how , how……but Jesus already knows what He is going to do!
You may be freaking out because you can’t see a way out or a solution but Jesus sees, He has the solution!
But He won’t just come and sort it out, like Philip He is asking us the same question,
“Where can we buy bread to feed these people?”
He wants to stretch our faith. What was impossible in Philip’s mind was possible in Jesus’s mind! He didn’t see barriers, limitations, roadblocks or anything like that………
As long as there is faith, the impossible does not exist! Jesus wants to stretch our faith! No matter what impossible situation you are facing please know that Jesus has the answer. He wants you to be able to face any situation and know He has the answer!!!! No matter how big, no matter how impossible, He want’s you to know He has the answer. Philip had faith in God but Jesus knew his faith in Him had to grow, it had to be stretched!! I am comforted to know that Jesus wants to stretch my faith! I want my faith to grow……There is so much bad happening around me that the only way to get out of it is to have strong faith in Him! Having strong faith will not erase the situation, instead it will help me walk through it with peace and confidence that He is in control!!! He is so good!