Jesus demonstrated that fragments are valuable. He fed thousands with miraculous multiplication of small amounts of bread and fish. Could he not have disregarded the leftovers? Though he surely could have repeated the process, he chose to gather the leftover pieces so that nothing would be lost.
The Holy Scriptures have miracle provisions on the main course level. Yet we should search diligently for the crumbs. The fragments are made of the same material. They are just as nutritious and blessed as the main revelation. Remember the woman who besought Jesus to deliver her daughter? She was not a Jew. The gospel came first to the Jew and then to the Gentile. Jesus told her that she was like a dog at the masters table and not yet worthy to eat with the children. By faith she responded that even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table. Her remarkable faith looked past what many would have considered insulting words and received her miracle. Just like Naaman the leper who at first felt insulted when instructed to dip in the muddy waters of the Jordan river seven times. When he finally acted in faith, he received his miracle.
The fragments are vitally important. Let nothing be lost. How many times do we gloss over or glibly slide past certain scriptures thinking there is nothing worth your time to meditate upon. These fragments will be shared as the days go by. Fragments from Mark chapter four.
Verse 1 – “And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him (Jesus) a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.”
After reading and meditating for days or even weeks, the Lord having revealed some interesting points I kept being drawn back over and over to the same scripture. What am I missing that you want me to see? Fragments! Not necessarily in scriptural order, I place the fragments in the order I received them.
“Unto him” is the first fragment. Watch the unfolding of value.
The crowd did not just happen to show up. They came to this place because of one person, Jesus. As humans, we sometimes have a “natural life” purpose for going to a certain place at a certain time. But behind the scenes, God is putting together a “divine appointment” for unseen, spiritual purposes. Did you ever have that happen to you?