Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Matthew 15:32 (KJV)
There were four thousand men, besides women and children in this crowd who stayed with Jesus.
Jesus cared about them and had compassion for them, just as He does for us.
He is worried about our hunger and emptiness. He wants to fill us, spiritually and physically. Jesus wants to meet our needs.
Even the disciples didn’t know how it would be possible to fill so many bellies in the wilderness. All they could come up with were seven loaves of bread and a few fish.
After Jesus told the multitude to be seated, he took the loaves and fish and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave the pieces to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
They all ate and were filled, and of the left overs, there were seven baskets full!
I think of the physical meaning of this, but there is a spiritual one as well.
God gives people who are willing to serve Him, the opportunity to pass around the morsels of faith, so all that are hungry can be filled.
Let’s pass around the blessings of the knowledge of Jesus and the gift of salvation to the hungry world!
Dear Lord, thank You for being compassionate and caring. I appreciate that You know about our hunger, and that You have the power to give so generously to fill our physical and spiritual needs. Help me to pass around the blessings, that there will be much left over, and more than enough to go around! Thank You! Amen.