Jesus Provides Enough for Everyone

July 12-18

Jesus Provides Enough for Everyone

July 12-18 Family Devotions
Part 2

This comes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s book Children of God Storybook Bible

Week of July 12 – 18



All day in the hot sun, thousands of people sat and listened to Jesus talk about God’s dream. They were so hungry to know God, they forgot to eat lunch!

When the sun started to go down, Philip said, “Master, it’s late and the people are hungry. You should send them home.”

“Why send them home?” said Jesus. “Just feed them.”

“Feed them??!!?!” Peter said. “We don’t have any food.”

“Someone has something to share,” Jesus answered.

A little boy offered to share his five small loaves of bread and two tiny fish. Philip threw his arms in the air. “That’s not enough for all these people!”

“Ask the people to sit down,” Jesus said. He took the bread in his hands, looked up to heaven, and blessed it. He did the same with the fish. Then he told the disciples to hand out the food.

They were amazed! There was more than enough for everyone. When all the people had finished eating, the disciples filled twelve
baskets with the food that was left!

With God’s love, five loaves and two small fish fed more than five thousand people.

My God will give you everything you need. He has wonderful riches in heaven because of Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4.1


Tell about a time when you shared your food with someone else.

If you could pick your favorite food for Jesus to multiply and give to 5,000 people, what kind of food would it be?

Family Project

Make your favorite food and share it with a neighbor. Or with a few neighbors. Or with all your neighbors.