Today’s Scripture reading is Matthew 24 through Mark 8. I will share with you some verses on Jesus as the Servant.
Some thoughts to consider. You will note at the beginning of Mark’s Gospel that it has no genealogy as does Matthew and Luke. Mark’s message is basically showing us Jesus Christ as a Servant. John’s Gospel also has no genealogy, and John shows us Jesus Christ as Deity. Of course true Deity has no genealogy.
“And Jesus, when He came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things. And when the day was now far spent, His disciples came unto Him, and said, ‘This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.’
He answered and said unto them, ‘Give ye them to eat.’ And they say unto Him, ‘Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?’
He saith unto them, ‘How many loaves have ye? Go and see.’ And when they knew, they say, ‘Five, and two fishes.’ And He commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided He among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.” Mark 6:34-44 (KJB)
The Servant Shepherd, Jesus Christ caring for the people in ways they had never suspected. He came to “Seek and to save those who are lost” (Luke 19:10; and not to be ministered to but to minister to others (Mark 10:45).
In a time when there are many in fear due to the corona virus, and other things it is a blessing and encouraging to know that our Living Savior is alive, and in full control of the outcome of this matter. He is not only the Servant Shepherd, He has been the Suffering Servant dying for our sins, being buried and He rose from that grave. He is returning as a glorified Sovereign. When you know Him and trust Him you have nothing to fear. There is great and glorious peace when you walk with the glorious Lord Jesus.