“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more that enough room in my Father’s home. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am NLT
Ordinary men with a special purpose: Jesus did not select his disciples because they came from a certain cut of cloth, or from any particular class, these men he chose couldn’t have been more ordinary. What made them special is the assignment he had for them. In order to complete this assignment, their faith needed work
(Matthew 14:19-21) And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up the twelve basketsful of broken pieces that were left over.
Luke 10 tells us that Jesus had many other disciples, though these twelve were exposed to miracles and healings of Jesus that many others hadn’t. Yet they just didn’t get it-in-fact, a couple of them lost faith altogether. We too are selected for a very special assignment for the kingdom and the growth in our faith is from the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives, our faith is being tempered where we are most vulnerable.
John 6:5 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?
Where will your next ounce of faith come from?