Mark 8: 16-21
16 At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn’t brought any bread. 17 Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said,“Why are you arguing about having no bread? Don’t you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in? 18 ‘You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’[a] Don’t you remember anything at all? 19 When I fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, how many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?”
“Twelve,” they said.
I have always been intrigued by one-hit wonders. Wikipedia defines a one-hit wonder as an artist that is mainly known for turning out only one hit single.
Recently, I was reading in the book of Mark and couldn’t help but wonder if we often see God as a one-hit wonder. He burst on the scene of a major event and was a huge hit in our lives, then gradually faded from the scene, leaving us to wonder:
Where is He now?
What has become of Him?
Will He show up and be great again?
Truth is, He has never left the scene or our lives for that matter. He is continually turning out hits left and right, but we don’t hear or see them because, like the disciples, our hearts are too hard. Our eyes of faith can’t see God, when He’s concealed in a box by our doubt and unbelief.
I can’t begin to count the number of times God has met a need of mine, only to be grateful for a moment, and then wonder if He’ll come through when the need arises again. In every storm in life there is a spiritual lesson to be learned. I’m learning that faith is the only remedy to soften a harden heart.
Faith is found in God’s faithfulness. Let the catchiness of His faithfulness stick in your mind, playing His hits over and over again. Then, you will not forget all He has done and you will have a song of praise in your heart. When we remember His faithfulness, it’s Jesus, not the miracles, that leaves a lasting impression, reminding us that He is not a one-hit wonder. He is the all-time wonder of the world!