Saturday, May 31, 2008

Feeding about 5 thousand

John 6: 1-14
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

7 Philip answered him, "It would take almost a year's wages [a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"

8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"

10 Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world." 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.


Karen said...

Hi Phyllis,

You are such a precious gift to all of us who read your blogs. I have appreciated your encouragement so much in your comments when you visit my blog. It has really meant alot. Your painting is so beautiful. It's an inspiration to me, as well. I'm trying to get hired as an art teacher, so I will be stopping by regularly to learn more of your work. May God bless you and your time richly and lead you in the way you need to go. May He give you joy and peace. love you, Karen

Annette said...

I love this storey, and here we sit sometimes with "skippy" suppers and this just reminds me that God will provide, he ALWAYS come through and I ALWAYS make due, maybe I have an extra pair of hands in my kitchen and not relize it, he's been so good to me and my family, this reminds me once not long ago of funds being scares here in my home due to a large bill that had to be paid, I made suppers on very little, I remember praying over that and we did just fine. Thanks for the another great storey.

Hug's always

Just Joni said...

Jesus feeds me daily and it always does amaze me at how far provisions can be stretched when we really need them to...thanks for sharing Phyllis ~

have a beautiful day ~

Nonnie said...

amen to all that has been said...have been reading the New Testament seem to be following along, phyllis...just in another gospel.

Word of the day.