This joyful exclamation of thanksgiving praises God for His covenant faithfulness and His tender mercy. In particular we have three reasons why the Lord Jesus was born which should result in adoration and thanksgiving.
The disciples find themselves in difficult circumstances – being ‘tortured’ by the wind and the waves as they strain to get across the sea of Galilee — and Jesus is not with them. But the Lord sees them, and sovereignly comes to them in the midst of their trial to reveal His glorious identity to them. This is maybe the clearest display of Christ’s glory in the gospels, apart from the cross! Here we have three glorious truths about Jesus that produce comfort and worship in believers.
Jesus feeding the 5,000 is a well-known miracle. But it not only puts on display the power of the Son of God, it also puts on display His matchless compassion. In this passage we have three provisions given by Christ so that we may run to Him and trust Him in all circumstances, knowing that He cares for us.
At Calvary, God tore the flesh of Christ and the veil of the temple. Has God torn the veil that lies over your heart to understand and experience the sufferings of Christ?
Parts of this sermon were influenced/or adapted from Joel Beeke’s sermon entitled, “God, the Veil-Render.”