Jesus Feeds 5,000 From Five Loaves and Two Fish
We just saw how, in 1995, stone and metal Hindu statues suddenly starting accepting milk. Those documented miracles glorified created things, possibly leading people away from the Creator God. Now let’s contrast that with another miracle of Jesus.
Matthew 14:13–21 (NLT):
13 As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns. 14 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”
16 But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.”
17 “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered.
18 “Bring them here,” he said. 19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. 20 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. 21 About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!
In contrast to a bunch of stone and metal statues drinking some milk, we see a compassionate Jesus feeding 5,000 men (not even counting the women and children) from a single basket of fish and bread. The purpose was clear—to confirm Jesus’s message, his compassion for others, and to declare Jesus as the Son of God.
Next time, let’s look at a miracle of Buddhism.