The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.
His disciples hadn’t done their homework
They regularly failed to anticipate group meal times
And often found themselves unprepared for the day’s events.
Maybe travelling with Jesus was a whirlwind of activity,
Never really quite knowing what might happen next.
Ironically the much awaited Messiah
Often walked in a way that few could anticipate.
Indeed Jesus’ agenda was paradoxical
Harnessing His power in order to lose it
Living a perfect life in order to bear punishment on behalf of others
Enriching others by plunging Himself into poverty
And preparing precious gifts for those who deserved them the least.
Jesus is not just for the organized
The well put together
The ones who have things figured out,
Rather He plunged into human chaos
And descended into the realest darkness.
True to His paradox,
The path of death He travelled down
Was the clearest path to human flourishing.
Regardless of how organized we become
Death will still come for us all
Similarly, the work of God is not hindered
By our disorder
Indeed, our weakness only enables His strength
Our disaster an opportunity for His