When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart:and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
He said, Bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled:and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
I was reading the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000. And I was amazed at how the disciples missed it. How could they? I mean they walked with Him. They talked with Him. They ate with Him. They were in His secret circle. They were close to Him. They were chosen by Him to be His disciples. I mean they were hand picked by Jesus Himself.
How did they miss this miracle?
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves:for their heart was hardened.
Aha, so Mark lets us know that their hearts had become hardened. So is it possible today that we have done the same thing? We are praying, praying, praying!!!! Asking God for this and for that. Wondering why we are not seeing miracles. Could it be that we have over looked the simple miracles? In search of those big Jesus walking on the water miracles.
Jesus is still in the miracle business. He is working miracles everyday. I submit to you today that if we would simply pay attention to the everyday miracles we will begin to see those water walking miracles.