Our Measure of God
“We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.”
“When Jesus said “Give ye them to eat”, it was not because He expected His disciples to have a plan, but because He wanted them to expect a miracle. Like us, however, they chose the easier way, the way which does not require the exercise of faith or prayer. Their solution was to “go and buy”. It was a proposal unworthy of disciples; it could as well have been made by the Pharisees or even Sadducees. It displayed no faith, no trust in Him. As John’s Gospel makes plain, their thoughts were in their pockets. They had not enough money!
We only see what we can do. We shut our eyes to God and His inexhaustible resources. But God is not to be measured by us. Never mind what we can do or cannot do; He is waiting to show us His miracles.”
– Watchman Nee
God’s purpose is to bring us to the place of measuring our circumstances in the greatness of His provisions.