This post is part of a series that began on Christmas Day 2016 when my birthday gift to Jesus was my commitment to learn about each of the miracles he performed during his lifetime on earth and share them with you. 36 miracles can be found throughout the Bible. One of my goals is to assemble them into an easy-to-read series, titled “Miracles by Jesus, The Complete List” here on ThereYouAreJesus.com
This particular miracle is documented in two different gospels within the Bible. Matthew 15:32-39 and Mark 8:1-10
With very little food and a very large crowd of hungry people, Jesus is able to satisfy everyone’s appetite.
Here are quotes from the actual scripture as written in the Bible (NIV), starting with Matthew’s and followed with Mark’s.
32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”
34 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”
35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.
37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
38 The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children.
39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.
1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,
2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.
3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”
4 His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”
5 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied.
6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people, and they did so.
7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.
8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
9 About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away,
10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
Here are direct links to the sources of information used in this post.
The primary objective of this website is to document “modern-day” evidence of two-way communications with loved ones in heaven.
But a secondary objective is to create a fertile environment for modern-day evidence to be born, right before our eyes, as Jesus interacts with us while we learn about his works that are recorded in the Bible.
For example, the post titled “Easter’s Surprise Communication from Heaven”, is about a sign that appeared while I was writing another post about all the major events that happened during Easter’s Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. Easter’s Surprise Communication from Heaven really is a must-read.
Thank you so much for taking time to read my work and I pray for God to bless you in every way.
I also pray for you to “go out of your way for God by helping someone else.” This, I have learned, is one of the ways to build your relationship with Jesus.