How did Jesus show that he cared for the everyday provisions needed by his followers? Sometimes he performed a miracle: turning water to wine, providing tax money for the coin in a fish’s mouth,and feeding the multitude.
He is not doing that for me, one might say! So how did he direct us to trust him for daily needs?
- He can and sometimes does still perform miracles, such as he demonstrated to the disciples when he told them “to cast their nets to the other side.”
- Pray as he instructed in the Model Prayer “Give us this day our daily bread.”
- Work diligently. We see that value in his parable of the talents. Do what we can do and we will be rewarded.
- Be generous. Share. (Luke 6:30 and 38)
If we get entangled with worry and greed, we will never see Him as providing enough. I leave you with what John Newton said:
“What thou shalt today provide, Let me as a child receive…”
What tomorrow may betide, Calmly to thy wisdom leave.
‘Tis enough that thou wilt care; Why should I the burden bear?
Jehovah Jireh (God, the Provider)