The story of Jesus feeding the 5000 has a message and meaning that still holds true to this day. The story tells us to be compassionate for the needy, and to provide them with the sustenance of God. With Jesus showing compassion and contributing his time and food, he wants others to follow his lead and do the same.
Two times . Jesus fed the masses with loaves of bread and fishes on two occasions. The first was five loaves of bread and two fishes to five thousand men. The second was seven loaves and small fishes to four thousand men.
: material gain concentrating on how to get loaves and fishes , the schools … make out of our youngsters precisely what their parents wish them to become— B. I. Bell.
One of the disciples—it was Andrew , brother to Simon Peter —said, “There’s a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that’s a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this.” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” There was a nice carpet of green grass in this place.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
Here are the seven miracles : Turning water into wine in Cana (2:1-11) Healing an official’s son in Capernaum (4:46-54) Healing an invalid at the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem (5:1-18) Feeding the 5,000 near the Sea of Galilee (6:5-14) Walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee (6:16-21)
We see Jesus’ compassion for people. He is hungry and tired, but still he takes time to teach the people because they were like “sheep without a shepherd”. Jesus gives thanks for the food, raises it to Heaven, blesses it and gives it to the disciples to give out.
Aside from the resurrection, the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels is the story about Jesus feeding more than 5,000 people. Jesus took the bread and fish and asked God’s blessing on the food. Breaking the loaves into pieces, He kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples to disperse to the hungry crowd.
John 1:1 is the first verse in the opening chapter of the Gospel of John. In the Douay–Rheims, King James, Revised Standard, New International, and other versions of the Bible , the verse reads: In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Christian tradition holds that the miracle took place on the northwestern edge of the Sea of Galilee, where the Church of the Multiplication now stands in Tabgha. Hippos’ extensive territory was on the eastern side of the lake.
The Feeding of the 5,000 is also known as the “miracle of the five loaves and two fish”; the Gospel of John reports that Jesus used five loaves and two fish supplied by a boy to feed a multitude. Jesus said that they did not need to go away, and therefore the disciples were to give them something to eat.
So two fish symbolise the ability to create good fortune and prosperity in your life – and this ability is innate within you.
In the Bible The Gospel of John (chapter 21:1–14) includes the narrative of the miraculous catch of 153 fish as the third appearance of Jesus after his resurrection.
But the fish also represented fertility and was originally used by the Greeks and Romans and was later used by Christians to create an acrostic from the Greek word for fish , which is ΙΧΘΥΣ “ichthys” and created the phrase, “Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter”, which is the original and proper spelling for our English
Traditionally, people have believed that the feeding of the five thousand miracle took place in Tabgha , Capernaum , on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee . There’s even a church there, called the Church of the Multiplication , that celebrates the event.