Read John 6 today.

John 6:1-14 NLT[1] After this, Jesus crossed over to the far side of the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Sea of Tiberias. [2] A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick. [3] Then Jesus climbed a hill and sat down with his disciples around him. [4] (It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration.) [5] Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” [6] He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. [7] Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” [8] Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. [9] “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?” [10] “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) [11] Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. [12] After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” [13] So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves. [14] When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, “Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!”
This chapter includes the event when Jesus fed over 5,000 people with only two fish and five loaves of bread. He looked out over this large crowd of people and asked the question, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” This question drew attention to our human limitations.
Throughout this story, one of the issues is the contrast between human limitations and the power of God. Clearly, human resources were insufficient for feeding this large crowd. Perhaps things might have been different if they had more time to prepare, or had been able line up some sponsors. However, in considering their circumstances, the most prominent factor was their inability, their human limitation.
Jesus challenged His disciples to see beyond their limitations. He challenged them to adopt a perspective that sees through the lens of God’s power. How do you view the world and the circumstances around you? Do you see and accept the limitations of human beings as the final word? Or do you recognize and trust the power and authority of God?