And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of then fish. And those who at the loaves were five thousand men.
Mark 6:41-44 (ESV)
In this story, Jesus asked for God to bless the food that a small boy willingly gave to Him in order to attempt to feed 5,000.
I wonder; did Jesus say an extended prayer over this food, or did he just ask for God to bless what He had? All we know is that God blessed that meager offering many times over.
Everyone who ate was satisfied. They were no longer hungry. There were leftovers, quite a lot of bread, 12 baskets full. We are not told how many fish were in the baskets. Must have been a lot.
What does this miraculous story tell us? It might tell us to trust Jesus and let Him do the work when we have difficult issues facing us. It may tell us to be thankful in all things, no matter how devastating they look.
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