Where Miracles Begin
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2014 Jan 08
"You give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37).
This command of Christ seems unfair because he asks the disciples to do the impossible. How can they with little money and even less food feed 5000 hungry men?
That’s the whole point.
God often asks us to do impossible things so that we are forced to admit our desperate need to him.
Miracles always begin with desperation.
If you could do it yourself, why would you need God?
Pioneer missionary to China J. Hudson Taylor once remarked that ” there are three stages in any great work attempted for God: impossible, difficult, done.”
Are you in an impossible place today? Perhaps it is just Stage 1 of a great miracle that not yet arrived.