Rev. Clint Smith
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Every miracle in the Bible is a message from God. Jesus challenges us to believe in miracles so we may trust in Him. The feeding of the five thousand plus shows us the miracle and message of restoration. Jesus showed He is indeed Jehovah-Jireh (God will provide), not only through this miracle, but providing salvation to all who would believe in Him through His death, burial, and resurrection.
A large crowd followed Jesus because they had seen the signs (attesting miracles) which He continually performed on those who were sick. They wanted more free stuff from Him.
Jesus moved away from the crowd to the mountain top. He took time to fellowship with His Father and His disciples.
The Passover was near so the crowds began to swell. Jesus looked up and saw that a large crowd was coming toward Him, and He tested Phillip and said to him, “Where will we buy bread for these people to eat?”
The task was humanly impossible. Phillip calculated the cost of feeding the people, but He left Jesus out of the equation.
Jesus showed the disciples and the crowds there is no problem too big for Jesus to solve. Do we believe this?
Jesus solved the problem but He used people. He used Phillip, the boy with a lunch, Andrew, and the rest of the disciples. Jesus took a lunchable and feed 5,000 – 20,000 people.
All four Gospels record this miracle. Jesus’ ministry was on purpose and in order.
Jesus always blesses in abundance. The people ate until they were full. The Bible writers record twelve extra baskets of food were left over after everyone finished eating.
Do you have a problem today?
What is too big in your life for God?