Then Jesus called his disciples and told them, “I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry, or they will faint along the way.”
The disciples replied, “Where would we get enough food here in the wilderness for such a huge crowd?”
Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?”
They replied, “Seven loaves, and a few small fish.”
35So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground.36Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to the disciples, who distributed the food to the crowd.
They all ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food.38
There were 4,000 men who were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children.39
Then Jesus sent the people home, and he got into a boat and crossed over to the region of Magadan.
Jesus felt sorry for the people, and he feels sorry for us. He doesn’t want us hungry or weak or faint or ill. He doesn’t want to send us into our day-to-day lives spiritually hungry or weak either. God is not aloof, above our human needs watching us without feelings or empathy. No, God feels your pain.
And Jesus meets their need. He doesn’t just meet it, He exceeds it with abundance. He does the same for us spiritually. If we are with Him and spend time with Him he will spiritually feed and there will be spiritual food left over for us to share with others. Beginner’s Online Bible Study *obbs*
Has there ever been a time in your life when God provided so much spiritual food for you that you had more than you could share with others? Or perhaps you were the one that another person who had more than enough shared with? Can you share with us now?