Your Provision Is God's Priority Ep 11

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Mark 6:30-44 where Jesus feeds the 5,000 is more than just a miracle to wow the crowds. It is instead a picture of how Jesus is a very personal good shepherd, who has compassion and aims to provide good things.  As Jesus and the disciples seek to find a quiet spot to rest and regroup, the crowd followed Jesus and the disciples into a desolate place.. 

It is there in that desolate place that Mark paints a picture of Jesus with a a flock of sheep in need of a shepherd. These sheep (the crowd) had wandered into a desolate place with no provision for food, but Jesus being the good shepherd that He is provided for them.

Scriptures and Resources

Mark 6John 6:4Numbers 27:15-17Ezekiel 34:14

In Scripture, a "desert" or desolate place (2048 /érēmos)"not suggest absolute barrenness but undesignated territory or place that does not offer free range for shepherds and their flocks. 

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