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!
For the Love of My Dogs
January 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Wonderful story, Bongo! We’re glad you like the Bible stories with food, too…that means, your person will have many more stories to share with you.
We love hearing the way you tell the stories 🙂
January 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Thanks Deanna. I just learned that food stories are good too – as long as my person gives me treats after the story.
January 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Your person should tell Bible stories to children, they are great the way she tell them! Kids would listen and understand because of the the simplicity of how they are told.
You have a very special person there Bongo! Did you get a treat after the story?
January 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Thanks Barb – and yes, I did get a treat after the story. My person actually is starting to work on some Bible story lessons to teach to her children’s Sunday school class. She likes doing that kind of thing.
January 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm
that Jesus dude did some pretty awesome stuff!
January 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Rumpy, I’m starting to find out what awesome stuff that Jesus dude did. My person says there’s a lot more.
January 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm
We Collies love hearing about Jesus too! We wish he would visit during dinner time and perhaps we would have enough food for years when we finished. 🙂 The Old guy told us Jesus walked on water once…. we wonder why he didn;t just drink it instead. Great story and we hope to read more about Jesus on your great blog!
Lots of Collie Hugs!
The Collies and Chuck 🙂
January 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Collies and Chuck, my person says she’s going to tell me lots more stories about Jesus. Why would he want to walk on water though? Now that I’ve discovered how much fun swimming is I’d rather swim in it.
Prudence (& Theresa)
January 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Terrific story Bongo! The tale is in the telling, as they say, and you told it perfectly!
January 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Thanks Prudence and Theresa for your kind remarks, and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.
January 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm
We like the part about the fish. We like to eat yummy fish, the more the better. Not the point of the story? Really? All we heard was fish. 🙂
the brown dawgs
January 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Brown Dawgs, that’s what the story was about wasn’t it – fish?
January 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm
Always enjoy your comments Bongo when your person is telling stories!
January 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Thanks Sunshine. It’s hard for me to just sit and listen without making comments.
January 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm
I’d love some of that leftover food too.. 🙂
January 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm
eof737, I think I can share some of that leftover food with you. There seems to be plenty. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
January 23, 2012 at 1:17 am
Bongo, I had bible lessons, but no one could tell the stories so lovely like you. You make them so fishy 🙂
January 23, 2012 at 11:02 am
Thanks, Angelswhisper. I think I’ll have to see if my person knows more stories about fish.
Chancy, Mumsy and Crew
January 23, 2012 at 1:20 am
We enjoyed that story sweet Bongo. Mumsy said that was one of her favorite stories when she was growing up. Hugs and nose kisses
January 23, 2012 at 11:03 am
Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. That story made me hungry. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.
January 23, 2012 at 3:12 am
Good story and they always seem to involve some sort of food! LOL!
January 23, 2012 at 11:04 am
Thanks Bassetmomma. It’s always good when there’s food in the story.
January 23, 2012 at 7:29 am
Wow! Jesus has grown up! Great! In the picture above, is Jesus in it? The person who wearing orange/red clothes is him? Woof? What happened to those five loaves? He did a miracle? Anyway, I’m glad everyone could eat! Bongo, the bible stories your person tells are very interesting!!! I love them! 🙂
January 23, 2012 at 11:10 am
Thanks Kevin. Yes, the person in the picture wearing the orange/red clothes would be Jesus, although nobody knows what he really looked like. This story tells of one of many miracles that Jesus did – making the small amount of food stretch to feed all those people and even have leftovers.
February 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm
What a wonderful way to tell this story. You and your person ROCK! Can’t wait to read more Bible stories from you.
February 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Thanks Sandra. We have another one coming up on Sunday.