New Testament Reading Reflection Week 1

Over the past week, we have been reading through the first part of The Gospel of Mark. As I read this week, I was struck by how after both the feeding of the 5000 and the feeding of the 4000, the disciples seem to be unable to grasp all of who Jesus is and what he is doing. They put their focus on the problem in front of them instead of the fact that they have a personal relationship with the one who is performing miracles at every stop. The reminder for me this week is that it is easy for us to forget that God is still at work and He is more powerful than whatever issue we face. Part of why I forget that he is at work currently is because I fail to remember all he has done in the past. God, over and over, shows himself to be powerful and at work in our lives. This week, take a moment and be mindful of who God is, what he has done in your life, and how much he loves you! I will be doing the same as it helps me to be more aware of how he might be working in the present.  

Cole Beshore