In those days there was again a large crowd, and they had nothing to eat. He summoned the disciples and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home famished, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a long distance.”
His disciples answered Him, “Where can anyone get enough bread here in this desolate place to fill these people?”
(Mark 8:1-4 Holman Christian Standard Bible® ©)
“In those days, there was again a large crowd…” This is Mark’s chapter 8. In the days these words referred to in Mark’s chapter 6 (30-44), there had been a crowd of 5,000 men. Some, if not all of the men, had their families with them. This crowd is numbered at 4,000 people. Whether that number means “men” or “altogether”, it means a smaller crowd than they had already fed with their own hands miraculously.
Every time we have seen the hand of Yahweh in our lives at work to change things, we have been looking at His Kingdom coming in the earth. How much experience of His presence and His work does it take to change our minds so that we expect even greater things each time?
That is the place in which we are transformed – where our minds are renewed, and able to contain more of the future and freed from more of the clutter of the past.