In part three of “Miracle Moments” we are reminded that Jesus is compassionate and cares for the daily needs of his people. When we are able to trust Him with what we have, we learn that His provision will be more than enough.
Feeding the 5,000
Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14:13-14 NASB
(Jesus is Compassionate)
When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”
Matthew 14:15 NASB
(Self Sufficiency is a Lie)
But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat! “They said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
Matthew 14:16-18 NASB
(Offer What You Have)
Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied.
Matthew 14:19-20a NASB
A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of twenty loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.” But Elisha’s attendant asked, “What? Am I to set this before a hundred men?”
“Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said, “for this is what the LORD says: ‘They will eat, and they will have some left over.’”
So he set it before them, and as the LORD had promised, they ate and had some left over.
2 Kings 4:42-44 CSB
(With God all things are possible)
They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
Matthew 14:20b-21 NASB
(Jesus is More than Enough)