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And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
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In my opinion, this is one of the most amazing miracles in the Bible. It must have been an awesome site to see. So, imagine this little boy who was probably 7 or 8 years old had his lunch packed by his mom that day. As a mom myself, I can see his mom telling him that he needed to take his lunch with him as it would be a long day. And, in his little lunch box, she carefully placed seven loaves of bread (probably what we would think of as rolls) and a few small fish, because she was a mom she might have also included a napkin and maybe a bottle of water.
She was thinking about making sure her son, her only responsibility had enough to eat that day, she certainly wasn’t thinking about all the others who would also be following Jesus.
Though this mom had taken the steps to prepare for her son’s care, the others in the massive group of followers had not done so. An estimated 15,000 (men were the only ones counted, plus women and children) came unprepared with anything to eat. Certainly, the small child who came prepared for mealtime should not be expected to share. And certainly, his small lunch would only be enough for himself and maybe one or two others.