Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
8 Another of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him,
9 There is a little boy here, who has [with him] five barley loaves, and two small fish; but what are they among so many people?
10 Jesus said, Make all the people recline (sit down). Now the ground (a pasture) was covered with thick grass at the spot, so the men threw themselves down, about 5,000 in number.
11 Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed [a]to the disciples and the disciples to the reclining people; so also [He did] with the fish, as much as they wanted.
12 When they had all had enough, He said to His disciples, Gather up now the fragments (the broken pieces that are left over), so that nothing may be lost and wasted.
13 So accordingly they gathered them up, and they filled twelve [[b]small hand] baskets with fragments left over by those who had eaten from the five barley loaves.
When we give thanks we unlock God’s supply. Jesus himself gave thanks for the food when he fed the five thousand to show us this.
In John 6:3 Jesus sat with his disciples to teach them and he is about to feed them with the bread of life. We do get indigestion if we eat standing up don’t we 🤓. It’s a good picture of how to rest in Jesus. Mary sat at Jesus feet is the application of resting and feeding on Jesus.
It is the time of the Passover at the time of the feeding of the 5,000. Passover is the picture of the source of the bread of life – Jesus our Passover lamb on whom we now feed.
- Philip looked at the vastness of the need.
- Andrew looked at the scarcity of supply
- Both should be looking at Jesus the source of vast…
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