Can I tell them? Can I tell them now? Okay, I’ll tell them the story first. But I’m really excited.
What! No animals in this story? There’s something else I like in the story? It better be good because if there are no animals I’m not sure if I want to listen.
Food? There’s food in this story? Okay, I’m listening person. I like food. I like it a lot.
My person said that after Jesus had grown up he became pretty famous in the area where he lived. He’d performed so many miracles and healed so many people that he could hardly go anywhere without bunches of people following him.
What kind of miracles did Jesus do person? I want a miracle. Okay, I’ll listen if you promise to tell me about a miracle – and food.
My person said one day Jesus tried to go to a deserted place alone with his disciples but people heard about it and lots of them followed him. Jesus had compassion (what does that word mean?) for the people and began teaching them and healing their sick.
Well, it got to be late in the day and Jesus’ disciples started getting hungry, so they figured all the people there were getting hungry too. I bet even their dogs were getting hungry. So anyway, the disciples went to Jesus and told him to send the people away to the villages so they could get something to eat.
You know what Jesus told his disciples to do? He told them to feed all those people themselves.
There were about five thousand men plus all the women and children there – and their dogs. Those disciples just looked at Jesus like he was crazy and said it would take about eight months’ wages to feed all those people – and dogs.
One of the disciples said there was a boy there with five barley loaves and two fish but that wasn’t nearly enough food to go around for all the people.
It might not feed all those people but it would be good enough for me. Mmm fish.
Okay person, I’ll be quiet and listen.
Jesus told the disciples to bring him the food and then he told all the people to sit down. He took the five loaves and two fish, blessed and broke the bread and gave it to the disciples to give to the people. All those people ate and got full and when they were finished the disciples collected twelve baskets of leftover food.
Jesus is pretty awesome. I think that leftover food is just about the right amount for me.
And if it’s not enough you can hop on over to Love of My Dogs where you can get great dog treat recipes and see my interview. This is so exciting!