John 6:1-15

My husband and I have an anniversary coming up soon and we’ve been celebrating with our kids.  I made a white cake on Friday and we’ve been enjoying the tasty leftovers.

Jesus miraculously fed thousands with five little loaves and two little fish.  When everyone had eaten, Jesus spoke to the disciples saying, “Gather the pieces that are left over.  Let nothing be wasted.”  They were able to gather enough pieces from the loaves to fill 12 baskets.  Knowing Jesus, filling 12 baskets probably had special meaning.  Maybe each of the 12 disciples had a basket.  From reading the above passage, it sounds to me like the leftover bread ended up being more than the five little loaves Jesus started with.  Jesus’ disciples must have been in a near constant state of amazement with the magnitude of His miracles!