Day 20 – Thursday, March 28, 2019
Feeding 5000 men and their families
When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him,
Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?”
He said this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.
Philip answered Him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread
for each of them to get a little.”
One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him,
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish.
But what are they among so many people?”
Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.”
Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down,
about five thousand in all.
Then Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks,
He distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish,
as much as they wanted.
When they were satisfied, He told his disciples,
“Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.”
So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves,
left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets.
When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say,
“This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”
Which character in this story speaks to you?
Phillip could see the magnitude of what was needed;
Andrew could see the limits of the resources at hand.
Jesus shows us that with a grateful heart and prayer,
with God, all things are possible.