Jesus Involves Us In the Miracle
Jesus replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.” (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”
- Luke 9:13-14
As Jesus prepares to feed thousands of people miraculously, he spends most of his words on talking with the disciples. He is absolutely committed to involving them in the miracle.
First, he tells them to give the crowd something to eat. Then, after they resist (remember when Peter basically told Jesus he was stupid for asking 'who touched me' - it's the same scenario here), Jesus circles back around and makes sure they get in on the miracle. He gets them to do the crowd control and eventually to be the waiters.
So many times, the very miracles our world needs are just around the corner, but Jesus is unwilling to proceed until he gets us, his people, on board. It might be a good time to tell Jesus you're sorry for so often missing what he's up to and asking him for the grace to participate with him in the miracles he wants to do through you today.