Sometimes, a question is just a question, but other times, it's a swift kick right where you need it.
Mark 8:16-21 (The Message)
The disciples were finding fault with each other because they had forgotten to bring bread. Jesus overheard and said, “Why are you fussing because you forgot bread? Don’t you see the point of all this? Don’t you get it at all? Remember the five loaves I broke for the five thousand? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up?”
They said, “Twelve.”
“And the seven loaves for the four thousand—how many bags full of leftovers did you get?”
He said, “Do you still not get it?”
From my journal, December 21, 2000
Jesus put the question to His closest followers: "Do you still not get it?" - And He can ask me the same thing today, I'm sure.
"I've fed thousands from just a little, and had more leftovers than I had to begin with. I've walked on water. I've stopped a raging storm dead in its tracks, just by saying so. I've rekindled lost passion. I've moved you from comfort and familiarity until the new became comfortable and familiar...am I not capable of managing your every need? Both now and into the future?"
Truth is...Of course You are, Lord. You are able. I need only to trust and obey.