I was ordering a birthday gift for my sister last night, and when I got to the check-out zone, there was a box for me to check if I wanted the company to wrap the things I bought. And just below that box there was a little note that said, "no matter how many gifts you buy, we can wrap them all for you."
This morning I read Mark 2:13 that said, "Then [Jesus] went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them." And my mind went back to the gift wraps from last night.
No matter how many they were who came to Him, He took time to teach them. A multitude is not a small number. In fact, the dictionary defines it as a great number, a host, or a crowd. Today, you could be reading this from the North, South, East or West. You could be in Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, or South America. Pick your Continent! You are part of this great multitude, and God is willing to teach you. He is ready to pick you up, no matter how fragile or brittle you are, and wrap you into a brand new gift box. It doesn't matter how "many" we are. We are a multitude of people, yet we are His gifts to the world. You are His gift. Just like He had compassion on each person in the crowd that day, His thoughts towards you today aren't any different. The gift wrap invitation is up for grabs to anybody and everybody who wants to learn. Come let's stand on the mountain tops and learn about His secrets. I invite you to know this God who is still unknown in so many dimensions.
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