Sunday Devotional: The astonishing miracle of the feeding of thousands

Matthew 14:13-21

When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist,
he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself.
The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.
When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already late;
dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages
and buy food for themselves.”
Jesus said to them, “There is no need for them to go away;
give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
Then he said, “Bring them here to me, ”
and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves,
and gave them to the disciples,
who in turn gave them to the crowds.
They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up the fragments left over—
twelve wicker baskets full.
Those who ate were about five thousand men,
not counting women and children.


Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.

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Paul H. Lemmen

Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society and commented:
Herein lies the reason the Orthodox Church uses five loaves in the Divine Liturgy …


Thank you, Dr. Eowyn. Very good thoughts to begin a Sunday.


Love this! Love Jesus! Love my brothers and sisters in Christ!

Brenda Leeann Springer
Brenda Leeann Springer

Five loaves of bread and 2 fish equals the perfect number of Christ which is 7. Another perfect miracle from our perfect Lord! Leeann