Did Jesus use a little boy’s lunch to feed 5000 people?
Here's the answer:
Yes, Jesus borrowed a little boy’s lunch to feed 5000 people.
Jesus had been healing sick people and teaching. Evening was coming and it was time for the people to go home. The disciples thought the people should return home to eat, but Jesus had other plans.
Andrew, one of the disciples, saw a little boy who had a lunch. It was five loaves of bread and two fish (John 6:9). Jesus blessed the loaves of bread and the fish and had the disciples pass them out to all the people. Wow! The disciples did not run out of bread or fish. They had enough for leftovers (Matthew 14:20)!
Jesus fed an entire crowd of 5000 people from a little boy’s lunch. How amazing is that? Jesus used a willing little boy and his small lunch to feed thousands of people. This shows us God can use us at any age to make a difference for Him—even you!
"Here is a boy with five small loaves of barley bread. He also has two small fish. But how far will that go in such a large crowd?" (John 6:9).
"Jesus replied, 'They don’t need to go away. You give them something to eat'" (Matthew 14:16).
"Then Jesus took the loaves and gave thanks. He handed out the bread to those who were seated. He gave them as much as they wanted. And he did the same with the fish" (John 6:11).