What Jesus Did! 'Sent Home Satisfied' — Mark 8:8-9

Thursday, May 12, 2016

All the people ate and were full. Then the followers filled seven baskets with the pieces of food that were not eaten. There were about 4,000 men that ate. After they ate, Jesus told them to go home.
— Mark 8:8-9 NLT
Illustration of Mark 8:8-9 NLT — All the people ate and were full. Then the followers filled seven baskets with the pieces of food that were not eaten. There were about 4,000 men that ate. After they ate, Jesus told them to go home.

Key Thought

Wouldn't it be great if everyone could go home from church satisfied—both physically and spiritually? That is not going to happen unless we let Jesus be the center of what we do!

Today's Prayer

Holy God, help me, and help us, to understand that it's not about me and not about us, but about the sufficiency of your Son and his power to provide all we need. In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Christ, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-10
  • Philippians 4:19-20
  • Matthew 6:19-21

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.