Today in church we were singing a song that said,
He raised the dead, oh yes, 5000 souls he fed, oh yes! Oh oh oh what a mighty God we serve!
The bible says in Matthew:
Matthew 14:13-21 KJV
13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
Looking around the sanctuary as I sang along, I realized our church held about 5000 people and then it hit me. The magnitude of what was done. He was able to feed all of those people with such a seemingly small amount of food. And we say he fed the 5000 but when you read it, he actually fed 5000 men and there were children and women beside the 5000.
Tears streamed down my face as the reality washed over me, Jesus can do anything. It’s one thing to say it, and another thing altogether to believe it.
When it becomes real- it’s truly amazing. I thank The Lord that he touched me this morning and renewed my spirit.