Read: Mark 8:1-10
The most remote inhabited island in the world is Tristan da Cunha Island, located in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is almost 2820 km from South Africa, which is the nearest mainland. The amazing thing is that 288 people live on that island. Anyone who wants to visit that island has to travel by boat for seven days because there is no airport for that island.
Jesus and His disciples were in a similar area when He multiplied the loaves of bread and the fish. Jesus said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar” (Mark 8:2-3). The people had nowhere else to go other than to depend on Jesus for food. Jesus showed His great love and care to the hungry and tired people.
In our life also, God allows us to be in desolate places where He alone is our source of help. He is not bound by our circumstances. We may think that there is not much to do. But that is where God loves to work. If we can firmly believe that God created this world out of nothing, then He can meet all our needs despite our circumstances. That is why Scripture says, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).