Jesus Feeds 5,000

Matthew 14:13-21

 

13 When Jesus heard what happened to John, Jesus left in a boat. He went to a lonely place by himself. But when the crowds heard about it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus arrived, he saw a large crowd. He felt sorry for them and healed those who were sick.

15 Late that afternoon, his followers came to Jesus and said, “No one lives in this place. And it is already late. Send the people away so they can go to the towns and buy food for themselves.”

16 Jesus answered, “They don’t need to go away. You give them some food to eat.”

17 The followers answered, “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish.”

18 Jesus said, “Bring the bread and the fish to me.” 19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves of bread and the two fish. Then he looked to heaven and thanked God for the food. Jesus divided the loaves of bread. He gave them to his followers, and they gave the bread to the people. 20 All the people ate and were satisfied. After they finished eating, the followers filled 12 baskets with the pieces of food that were not eaten. 21 There were about 5,000 men there who ate, as well as women and children.

 

 

Did you know that Jesus will provide for you just as he provided for the huge crowd? Jesus is your provider and will provide you with everything you need and more. 

 

The disciples have seen many miracles done by Jesus but they failed to realized that he could feed a huge crowd out from what they had. The disciples were looking at the situation they were in, a remote place, 5 loaves of bread and two fish and a huge crowd. They knew for a fact that nothing could be done. But once Jesus told them to feed the people, they still did not believe that anything could be done because they told Jesus how many loaves and fish they had.

 

Sometimes we don't even think that Jesus can do anything for us or others when we are focused in on the problem. Jesus can do anything and all it takes from you is just a little bit of faith. Believe that Jesus will provide all of your needs and your wants. Don't ever doubt that he would not do it even if your situation seems impossible. Remember that Jesus will do the IMPOSSIBLE!!!

 

Questions:

Why do you think Jesus told the disciples to feed the people?

 

Why do you think Jesus fed the people?

 

Jesus Will Provide