Alright! Coming up is one of my favorite stories about Jesus.
It’s a food story, and for those of you who know me, you know that food is one of my favorite things.
Okay person, I’m listening. Bring on the food!
People were coming and going so much that Jesus and his disciples didn’t have a chance to eat…
Wait a minute! I thought this was a story about food. Not a story about no food.
I’ll listen. But it’s hard to have patience when you’re hungry.
So Jesus took the disciples and they went away to a quiet place by boat.
But many people saw them leaving and they ran ahead, so that when Jesus landed on shore he saw a large crowd.
Jesus had compassion on the people and He healed their sick and began teaching them many things.
So where’s the food?
I’m running out of patience.
Late in the day the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
You mean there wasn’t any food there?
I am listening.
But Jesus said to the disciples, “You give them something to eat.”
“What?” the disciples said. “It would take eight months wages to feed all these people. How are we going to do that?”
Jesus said, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.”
They found a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish.
Fish? Did you say fish? There’s not enough fish for all those people. You’d better give the fish to me.
I am settled down. Do I get the fish now?
Jesus directed the people to sit down in groups on the grass.
Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.
He gave them to the disciples to give to the people.
Here I am. I’m sitting in a group of my own. Bring on the fish!
When the food was distributed to the people and they had eaten everything they wanted, the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.
The number of people who had eaten was about five thousand men, plus the women and children.
What are they going to do with those leftovers? They shouldn’t let them go to waste.
Hey Jesus! Over here! I’ll take care of those leftovers for you.
June 23, 2013 at 10:44 am
I knew this was going to be your favorite story ever, Bongo!!!!
June 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm
Marina, I can’t figure out how you knew that.
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June 23, 2013 at 11:11 am
Yum, yum left overs! Another great story sweet Bongo. Hugs and nose kisses
June 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Thanks Chancy. I think there’s enough leftovers for us to share.
June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am
Wow!!! Jesus made lots of food for those people only from two fish andfive loaves!!!! Ohhh….I’d love to have the leftovers, too!!! 🙂
June 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Kevin, I think there’s plenty of leftovers for us to share.
June 24, 2013 at 8:10 am
I love this story. I love the one which comes after it even more. 😉
June 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm
FleaByte, now I can’t wait for my person to tell me the next story.
June 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Coming to help you with the left-overs… 😀
June 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Little Binky, there’s plenty. Come on over.
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June 25, 2013 at 6:38 pm
We just had this story a few weeks ago at Church, our Lord is truly amazing.
June 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Misty Shores, He really is amazing – especially when we consider just how much He loves each of us.
June 27, 2013 at 4:18 am
Wow! Isnt that amazing? Now, if Jesus was to do that for us at election stops I could perhaps take over the world peacefully!!!! hmmmmm….. what is his phone number? Jesus is the best!
June 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm
Ginger, great idea. Not sure what Jesus’ phone number is though but I know his phone is wireless.