Here's this week's Bible study blog entry for i.ucc:
This week's Bible passage (John 6:1-21) describes two very familiar miracles of Jesus from the Gospels: The Feeding of the 5000 and Jesus walking on water.
Food and water.
What’s significant about the food? Is it that the people were starving and Jesus came to the rescue? Is it that the people needed to be fed or they would become sick and die? Is it that Jesus understood that people like to share a meal together and he grabbed the opportunity to let them get together and share a meal? Is it that out of almost nothing God provided enough? Is it looking at an impossible situation and finding out that God has ways of making the impossible possible?
And what’s significant about the water? Is it that there’s always the possibility of storms in our lives? Is it that no matter how far we try to row out from Jesus, he’s still near – terrifyingly so? Is it that when we think we’re in dire straits that God has already been guiding us to safety? Is it looking at an impossible situation and finding out that God has ways of making the impossible possible?
What are your thoughts about this week’s Bible reading?