EPISODE TEN. Messiah takes the little boy’s offering, looks up to heaven, gives thanks to the Father, miraculously multiplies the offering numerous times and as He does this He has the fragments distributed by the disciples to the crowd so that the supply of food was sufficient to feed everyone to the full.
- The Messiah greatly multiplies the meal of the Little Lad
Messiah greatly multiplies the meal of the Little Lad:
After these things Yeshua went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs (attesting miracle) which He was performing on those who were sick. Then Yeshua went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples. Now Pesach (the Passover), the feast of the Yehudim (Jews), was near. Therefore Yeshua, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?” This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do. Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii (The denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages) worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for everyone to receive a little.” One of His disciples, Andrew, Shimon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?” Yeshua said, “Have the people sit down” (literally recline).” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Yeshua then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted. Yeshua then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted.
As the Good Shepherd made the sheep sit down in green pastures (Psalm 23:2). The people were seated in groups of 50 (the men) and 100 (women and children).
The Messiah gave thanks.
The giving of thanks before and after meals has always been the customary thing to do among devout Jews. As the Messiah distributed the food, aided by His disciples, the miraculous multiplication took place. TO BE CONTINUED SPRING 2018.