The God of Multiplication Series
Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. John 6:10
Jesus was in a familiar place. He felt it. He saw it. Five thousand sheep depending on their Shepherd in a place where there was a great deal of grass. Psalm 23 declares, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.”
Multitudes of grass is a factor for feeding the multitudes. Is this a coincidence? Is this accidental? No. Jesus knows His calling. He came to be the Shepherd. Leading His sheep to a green green grass place. A place where He makes them reclined and rest. A place where He fills their lack. A place where Jesus shows there is abundance in following the Shepherd. Notice that obedience of the sheep abounds in the green pasture. The disciples were told by Jesus to have the people recline, so the disciples did. The people were told by the disciples to recline, so the people did.
Jesus always leads us to a great deal of grass kind of place. He takes us to places where we can gaze more of His face. He brings us to places where we can be fed by His words. He brings us to fellowship with other sheep who likewise depend on the Shepherd. He allows us to have rest, to have peace in His presence. He would never lead us to a place of lack. There is no multiplication with zero. And when green pasture abounds, obedience of the sheep to the Shepherd abounds by grace. As His sheep we will be satisfied by His presence, more than His providence.
In your place of great deal of grass where He has led you, declare and proclaim – The LORD is my shepherd.