John 6:1-15 KJV
1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the
fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
Christ goes up the mountain to commune with His disciples. A crowd come to where they are. Christ first concern with for there physical needs. He
welcomes them and desires to show them hospitality. He ask the disciples where they could buy bread for the crowd. He already knew what he was going
to do. Philip says we do not even have enough money to buy enough bread for this crowd. Andrew quickly points out a little boy with a basket of fish and
bread. He had five loaves and two fish. Now you and me know a small basket of food would not last very long in a crowd of five thousand people. So
simple put Christ performed a miracle. He began to break the bread and the fish and had his disciples pass it out among the people. Not only was there
enough to eat but they picked up twelve basket of leftovers. This meal started with one basket and ended with everyone full and twelve basket what a
miracle that was performed that day. This got the crowd excited. So Christ depart from them.
Christ compassion just to meet everyday needs in the life of those who believe because of the miracles. Do we trust Christ to provide for us. Christ loves
us and cares about our basic needs. We only have to trust Him. Are we like the crowd when they seen the miracles they trusted in Christ. Or we see the
miracles in our life and say oh it just happened or it is a coincidence. What does it take for you to trust and believe that God provides for you.
1 Peter 5:7
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
God cares about our every need. Just lift them to Him He is truly concern about us. This is shown in the compassion Christ had for the crowd. He did not
have to feed them but he did, because he cared for them.