Matthew 14:14-21 (ESV)
When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
We are quick to put God in a box. We put him in the Sunday morning church God or an inspirational God. But in these verses we see Jesus wanting to challenge their ideas about who he is. He wants to show the crowd and the disciples that he cares about all of their needs, including their physical needs.
As we step on our mats, may we expect Him to move in miraculous ways. Let's choose to remain and trust that He will show up in ways we can't even imagine. All the while we'll be meditating on the boxes we are prone to put Jesus in and how He loves to blow open those boxes to show us how wide and deep His love is.