36-Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
they can go buy food if they need to
37-He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
the disciples were ready to go and purchase food for everyone. they had the ability to do so.
38-He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes
what do we already have to work with?
39-And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
remember psalm 23 - He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
40-And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41-And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
notice the blessing Christ asked for. notice how the bread was set before them. sort of a "take all you want situation" , not a "here's one piece for you" situation.
42-And they did all eat, and were filled.
they had all they needed
43-And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
here's the miracle
God, in His infinite wisdom denied the people to help themselves and denied others to help them. He chose to do all the helping even tho it didn't have to be that way.
what is God doing in your life? let me know!!