The miracle of feeding the 5000 is one of the most amazing miracles that is recorded. If one considers the import of making something from nothing, Jesus changed f loaves and two fish into a banquet for thousands, when all were fed, the disciples still gathered up food for the apostles and Jesus. One cannot even fathom the enormous event that had to have been. 200 groups of 50 people being served by the 12, Jesus simply served the masses and reminded us all that God does care about even our most basic of needs.
Jesus was not surprised by the need to feed the crowd. He was not surprised by the resources he had to feed the crowd . Instead, He used the event to prove He was not just another teacher. This Lord of ours feed the hungry, calmed storms, raised the dead, opened the eyes of the blind and make the lepers clean. Jesus is Lord of time, place, power, and knowledge.
He has dealt with all forms of circumstances and sin. He loves us and calls us to be like Him. If we will trust and follow Him. He will guide us to being People of God. We will see the miracles He performed and greater miracles. We are in a difficult time. In that time, we must look to Him to meet all our needs and guide us to Wisdom and truth. If we will, He can bring revival to o9ur homes, our churches, and our nation. Help me Lord, to follow you closely.
God Bless You
10 When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him, and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God and healed those who needed healing.
12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”
13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.”
They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.” 14 (About five thousand men were there.)
But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”
19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”
20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”