Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I don’t want to miss Him

In the Gospel of Mark we read that Jesus had just fed the 5,000. He had performed an amazing miracle of turning a few loaves and a couple fish into enough food to feed thousands. His disciples were right in the middle of it all. In fact, they were the waiters. They distributed all of the food and even carried off the 12 baskets full of leftovers.

But, apparently it didn’t sink in. It didn’t stick. For some reason they still didn’t understand who Jesus really was. You see, soon thereafter they were blown away that Jesus was walking on the water. Scripture says that, “They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.” OUCH! Why? How?

Before I judge the disciples for their error and their lack of recognizing the person and power of Jesus Christ, I must ask myself, “Have I ever missed it?” Are there times when Jesus has shown himself powerful and moved mightily in my life, but I have flat out missed it? Have I ever not recognized His presence, His healing, His provision, or His mercy in my life?

Lord, may I have eyes that always see and ears that always hear; a heart that is always tender toward you. I never want to miss you. You are my desire. My heart is yours.