In Jesus’ Words: Let’s eat! (Matthew 15:32-37)

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Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.” – Matthew 15:32

Jesus had compassion.  He loved being with people.  He encouraged them.  He fed them.  The miraculous feeding of thousands of people is the only miracle recorded in all four gospels, except for the Resurrection.  It wasn’t the raising of the dead or healing the blind that captured the attention of so many people.  It was feeding them.

This event would be equivalent today of filling an entire stadium with people, who have come to hear and see Jesus, and Jesus feeds them all from nothing.  It was recorded four different times by four different men, and witnessed by thousands.  Matthew even tells of it happening twice.  If this event were not true, they would have easily been discredited.  But they weren’t.  Jesus can make something out of nothing.  He can fill your needs.

As we begin this wonderful holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, share your food, be compassionate, and help others.  You will be blessed.

~ Matthew 15:32-37  Feeding of 4,000 ~

The disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?”

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked them.

“Seven,” they said, “and a few small fish.”

After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground, Jesus took the seven loaves and the fish, and He gave thanks, broke them, and kept on giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were filled.

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