“Jesus Feeds 5,000 People,” Friend, Sept. 2009, 34
Jesus went to a place near the water. More than 5,000 people followed Jesus there. They wanted Jesus to teach them. Jesus taught them many things. When it was time to eat, most of the people did not have food. The disciples told Jesus He should send the people to the nearby village to buy bread. Jesus asked the disciples to see if anyone had food. One boy had five loaves of bread and two small fish. Jesus told all the people to sit. He blessed the bread and the fish and broke it into pieces. The disciples gave the fish and bread to the people. Because of the miracle Jesus performed as He blessed the fish and bread, there was enough for everyone.