Did You Forget?
So he said to them, “How is it you do not understand?” Mark 8:21
Jesus has recently performed the miracle of the feeding the five thousand. He had only a few fish and loaves but miraculously He multiplied them and fed the masses. Yet now the disciples were faced with a similar situation. This time there were four thousand who were in need. You would think that they would exhibit great faith at this moment. They had seen this before and Jesus came through. Unfortunately they had forgotten about the previous faithfulness of Jesus which prompted His question, “How is it that you do not understand?”
I have made the same mistake as the disciples. I have observed God’s undeniable power in the midst of impossibility and rejoiced. Then another trial comes and I suddenly have a lapse of memory. Jesus was gracious with His disciples lack of discernment and reminded them of His past faithfulness. I find that He does the same thing with me in order that I would understand and remember that He is still able to do what I can’t if I will trust in Him.