The unwillingness of Christ

"I am unwilling to send them away hungry" Matthew 15:32

Unwilling. The negative can be as encouraging as the positive. His willingness to do for us is matched only by his unwillingness to let it be undone. Both sides are covered. He is as willing that we are provided for as he is unwilling that we are not. Why? Because he really does care about us.

The crowds had lingered for three days to be with him, and there was nothing left to eat. He healed them, and was not willing that they faint on the way for lack of food. If he has done the greater good, he will hardly leave you without the lesser. If he has healed your soul with the bread of life, he will not let your body faint for lack of its earthly shadow.

In your pursuit of Christ, he will never let you be without what you need to do his will. You have his promises for spiritual well-being and physical care. "I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread." (Psalm 37:25).

You will have what you need every step of the way. "As your days, so shall your strength be." (Deuteronomy 33:25). It's his promise: "Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33). Your concern is to set your face toward Zion. A heavenly mind is your business, your earthly needs are his.