Mark 6:30-44

Mark 6:30–44 (ASV 1901)

30And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and they told him all things, whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught. 31And he saith unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a desert place apart. 33And the people saw them going, and many knew them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them. 34And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, The place is desert, and the day is now far spent; 36send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round about, and buy themselves somewhat to eat. 37But he answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings’ worth of bread, and give them to eat? 38And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39And he commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake the loaves; and he gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. 42And they all ate, and were filled. 43And they took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and also of the fishes. 44And they that ate the loaves were five thousand men.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

God sustained Jackie Womack and her five children for a week by multiplying her meager supplies. When the cupboards were finally bare, God spoke to a friend of Jackie’s, through whom He supplied for the pantry.
Mel Tari narrates a story wherein his evangelist friend, Abel, experiences God’s wonderful provision for the material needs of a revival team. God fed the team three meals a day for several days from a single two-person portion of food.
A small vitamin bottle continually produced drops for those in need, Corrie Ten Boom found it hard to believe. Her sister Betsie compared it to the story of the widow of Zarephath whose oil never ran dry while she fed Elijah. Betsie described it as a "surprise from a Father who loves you.”
The Sanborns took in a very large, last-minute outreach team that did not have a sufficient budget for their needs. Art was optimistic, while Ellen was discouraged. But this was God's plan, and He proved it by feeding the whole team from bottomless pots of food.