30The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught. 31Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.
32So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone. 33But many people recognized them and saw them leaving, and people from many towns ran ahead along the shore and got there ahead of them. 34Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35Late in the afternoon his disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. 36Send the crowds away so they can go to the nearby farms and villages and buy something to eat.”
37But Jesus said, “You feed them.”
“With what?” they asked. “We’d have to work for months to earn enough money to buy food for all these people!”
38“How much bread do you have?” he asked. “Go and find out.”
They came back and reported, “We have five loaves of bread and two fish.”
39Then Jesus told the disciples to have the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups of fifty or a hundred.
41Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share. 42They all ate as much as they wanted, 43and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftover bread and fish. 44A total of 5,000 men and their families were fed.
Response: What does this event show you about Jesus? Give examples to back it up. (Bonus: You get a point for every different discovery with example.)
2 thoughts on “Jesus Feeds Five Thousand”
Jesus constantly gives himself for us like when he ministered to the people even though he was tired and Jesus feeds us spiritually like when he fed the thousands of people
Jesus loves us. He will do many things for us. He shared the bread and fish for many, many people. It shows that, though things may seem impossible, there is such thing as miracles. Jesus gave those people and families a miracle when it was needed. Jesus taught those people about things because he saw they needed it. This shows that Jesus can create miracles when they are truly needed. This shows that Jesus cares for many people, man or women, child or adult. Jesus loves us all.