Luke 9:10–17 (ASV)
10And the apostles, when they were returned, declared unto him what things they had done. And he took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida. 11But the multitudes perceiving it followed him: and he welcomed them, and spake to them of the kingdom of God, and them that had need of healing he cured. 12And the day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and country round about, and lodge, and get provisions: for we are here in a desert place. 13But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy food for all this people. 14For they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each. 15And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake; and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17And they ate, and were all filled: and there was taken up that which remained over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Heidi, like the Lord Jesus Christ, was faced with a situation where the food available at an event would not go round the many hungry people (mostly children and widows) who were there. And just like Jesus did, Heidi took what was available, have thanks to God Almighty and began to share it and you the amazement of all, every single person got to eat. For Jesus had multiplied what was available.
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.