Feeding the Five Thousand

Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 6:8-11 which says,

” Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “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.”

In this passage Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee and sat down with His disciples. When He saw people coming toward Him because they had seen the miracles that He had done He asked His disciples “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” Jesus was only testing His disciples: He already knew what He was going to do. One disciples said that it would take more than a half a year’s wages for all of them to get a bite and then Andrew said that their was a little boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish. Then Jesus took the barley loaves and the fish and distributed them to all the people their. Jesus did a miracle.

After Jesus did the miracle, the people that He had fed wanted to make Him king by force. Knowing this, Jesus went to a mountain. But why didn’t Jesus want to become king? Any normal person would want to become king but Jesus didn’t want to, why? Jesus had a special purpose on this earth, and He knew it. That purpose was to save us, what from? Our sins and God’s wrath, we were dying in our sins and we had God’s wrath on us but Jesus became a man and came down from heaven to die for our sins. He took all of our sins and God’s wrath on Him and He died on the cross for us, that was the reason He came down from heaven and that was why He refused to be crowned king.

Jesus is really the King of kings and the Lord of lords, but He humbled Himself enough to die for us. Jesus became a man and took all of God’s wrath and our sins on Him and He died for us on the cross. He loved us enough to die for us, but what should we do to accept Him? Well we should repent of our sins and believe in Christ as our savior. If we believe in Jesus as our savior and repent of sins, we will have eternal life. We should trust in Jesus as our savior, we should believe in Him and repent of our sins and then we will have eternal life and we will be a son or daughter of God. Jesus humbled Himself enough to become a man and then die for our sins so that we could live, then He rose again on the third day then He ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. We should believe in Christ.

We should trust in Jesus and we should be like the little boy who gave up his lunch to Jesus. The boy gave all that he had to Jesus, we should give all we have to Jesus no matter how small it is. If we give everything that we will have no matter how small then Jesus will make it into a great thing, Jesus fed five thousand men (and their wives and their children) with the little boy’s lunch. We should give our all to Christ and He will make it into something much bigger, and all the praise should go to Him.

Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven and dying for our sins. Thank You Jesus for humbling Yourself enough to take our sins and all of God’s wrath on You and die for our sins. Thank You Jesus for refusing to become an earthly king so that we could live, thank You Jesus for dying for us. Thank You Jesus for rising again and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You Jesus for making every small thing that we can give You into something that can bring You glory.

Are you trusting in Jesus?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

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