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DEW OF HERMON/PASTOR'S CORNER/REFLECTIONS

PREACHER: REV. JOHNSON NOIKI

    God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scripture for the purpose of expressing a quality of his character that is vital for us to know. One, in particular, stands out to me in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13 - 21, Mark 6:31 – 44, Luke 9: 10 – 16 and John 6: 5 – 14) – signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life.

    “El Shaddai” the “All -Sufficient One” is the name that reminds me of the Lord concerning this event. In the reading of His miracle, we get the sense that the disciples fell a bit overwhelmed about the expectation of…….” You give them something to eat.” (Mark and Luke)

    That is, you feed 5000 men. This number did not include women and children. Could it be suggested that there were over 10,000 people to feed altogether?

    Let us also keep in mind the disciples were already tired and hungry and looking to get away from the needs and expectations of the crowd. “And He (Jesus)said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat” – Mark 6:31.

    We serve an All-Sufficient God who is able to perfect all that concern us. He is the God who is the beginning and the end and He does not start anything He is not capable of finishing. “To perfect all that concerns me” means that God is going to complete in all respects everything that concerns me, without defect or omission. Looking at Psalm 138:8 in other translations of the Bible. “to perfect all that concerns you” means:

    He would vindicate you. God will clear you of the criticism, guilt or suspicion that has been hovering over you. He will maintain, defend and sustain you against opposition.

    He will finish what He started. God will bring an end to a thing; He will set a limit line and ensure all things operate within a boundary. Meaning that no matter how much the thing wants to attack you, God will say to it “come no further.”