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Jesus Gazed into Heaven
“40 So they had them sit down in groups[a] of hundreds and fifties. 41 Then Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, gazed into heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the bread and the two fish and distributed them to his disciples to serve the people—and the food was multiplied in front of their eyes! 42 Everyone had plenty to eat and was fully satisfied. 43 Then the twelve disciples picked up what remained, and each of them ended up with a basket full of leftovers! 44 Altogether, five thousand families[b] were fed that day!”
He broke the bread and fish and distributed them to the disciples to serve people and the food was multiplied in front of their eyes!
He gazed to where HE came from
He gazed to His Eternal Home
He gazed to His Eternal Provision and Supply
He gazed in humility and honor
He gazed with words of thanksgiving
about to be displayed on earth as it is in heaven:
A Son in submission to His Father out of adoring Love and Honor
Posture of – Holy Dependency – Holy Obedience
He calmly and purposely broke the bread and fish
Never in a hurry
The gaze of His Heart always fixed on Home even as His Gaze is now on
the miracle provision that is about to take place
And upon the people about to receive
THE ONE who called them to come and be fishers of men would now show them how to become servants of heaven through the miraculous multiplication of earthly bread and fish.
He immersed them into the Eternal Waters of the never ending flow of
God’s Love & Kindness.
They would take the broken pieces of bread and the fish and then have to take the first step of faith towards their first group of 50 or 100 and extend their hands with provision.
Did they wonder – so what is next?
When the pieces in our hands are given out – then what?
What about the rest of the hillside? 5,000 families?
Did they think – this is crazy, insane, embarrassing?
Why would HE put us in this position?
5 loaves – + 2 fish – broken up in the natural = foolishness
The difference – the REALITY
THE GAZE INTO HEAVEN
Humility & Surrender = Heaven’s Response
= 5,000 families fed!
The Goodness of God is His Glory
Where was the people’s gaze???
Then upon disciples telling them to sit in groups 50 and 100
Then on Jesus – standing GAZING INTO HEAVEN
FRUIT – evidence of His Heart’s Posture
+ ACTIONS = Multiplication and provision for all
Their eyes beheld the fruit of Father-Son-Spirit in holy union
Who would become the Bread of Life and never would they or we be hungry again
Abraham met Him at the Mount – ready to sacrifice Isaac
Jehovah Jireh provided the sacrificial lamb as a result of Abraham’s humility and obedience.
Eyes of our hearts
Will we see The Lamb
Slain before the foundations of the world
As Provider for our lives – eternally and daily?
May we gaze into heaven this day and
With hearts of humility and worship
The One who is our Eternal Provider
Is in our midst
Will we see Him
Will we gaze and bow our hearts and open our hearts to receive?
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