JESUS KNOWS WHAT TO DO!
"And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and fifties." Mark 6:39, 40
IN JESUS TODAY!
One of the first things that you will learn in an Emergency Response or Crisis Intervention class is, "DON'T PANIC. In Mark 6:35-44 we read about a possible crisis situation. Many people were now following Jesus and listening to his message of salvation by grace and the message of love and hope for their future. The problem arose when after following Jesus for a certain amount of days the people had nothing to eat and the disciples began to urge Jesus to let the people leave and find food. Jesus' response to this situation was calm, cool, and collected! Although the potential threat of being misunderstood as non-caring and selfish existed, Jesus ignored it and took charge. He knew that if he sent the people away, he might lose them to the world and Jesus will never turn anyone away that desires to follow him!
MAKE THEM ALL SIT DOWN…
As a leader Jesus did a few things here that we need to take a close look at, first he took control of the disciples and the situation at hand, secondly he remained calm in a possible panic situation, and finally he gave the instructions that would keep the people with him, "make them all sit down on the green grass, assuring them all that he was in charge and that he had a plan. What are the possible scenarios or outcomes that might have come from this situation if the people were told to go home after following Jesus this far already, thinking that he was going to take care of them? How would the possible Mass Hysteria affect others that might be saved in the future?
Jesus is so awesome in his wisdom and leadership! We can rest assured that he will always provide and even when we are so panicked by our situations he remains calm. Trust in Jesus, stay calm, and don't worry. He will provide your need, just have a seat in this beautiful green pasture and look to him!
SIT DOWN AND REST, JESUS IS IN CONTROL!