5th August 2018

John 6: 30

"What sign are you going to do yourself that we may see and believe you. What work do you perform?"

Is it not almost absurd that the same people who ate the loaves Jesus multiplied just the day before are here asking this? Why are they asking for more signs? Or rather, what other signs do they want to see? Like their fathers in Exodus 16, who quickly forgot the powerful Hand of God’s deliverance, when He parted the sea for them to walk through on dry land, and began to complain for mere lack of water and thirst, these Jews have already forgotten the miraculous loaves they ate the day before. Like the Jews, sometimes we allow the present challenges to becloud us so much that we forget the Lord’s faithful love for us. God's love for us is renewed every morning (Lamentations 3: 22-23). God surely has plans for us and will never let us down no matter the difficulties we face. Remember Isaiah 43: 1-3, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you your name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep you away. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”