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"A Great Feeding"

October 29, 2003

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They all ate and were satisfied. Mark 6:42

What a miracle! In a remote place Jesus blessed five barley loaves and two fish. The crowd was fed, and 12 baskets full of scraps were gathered.

But for many this was no doubt not the greatest "feeding" of the day. Many had followed the master to a remote spot. Then Jesus fed them with His Word. Their hunger to hear was so great that nothing mattered -- not time, place, or physical needs. They wanted to be nourished by the Word and have their spiritual hunger and longing filled. Jesus, the promised Savior, did just that. They saw His saving love in action. The Messiah was to feed His flock like a shepherd. They knew the joy of a promise fulfilled.

What is your need today? Jesus is there to multiply your joys and diminish your sorrows. His miracle of feeding can be great for you. He promises to still the hunger of those who long for what He has to offer: forgiveness, peace, salvation, the life in Him. He is there to fill their inner emptiness. He brings the sure hope of heaven to those who are seeking fulfillment and purpose in life.

Are you hungry? Are you seeking? Feed on Jesus, and you will find eternal satisfaction. Come to the Bread of life, and your spirit will hunger no more.

PRAYER: Dear Jesus, continue to feed me and help me grow in knowledge and love of You. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996 (out of print), Concordia Publishing House. For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Jeremiah 23-24    Hebrews 4

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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