They gathered up what they had and brought it to Jesus.
Here Mark tells about Jesus feeding 5,000 with only fives loaves of bread and two fishes. After dinner they even have leftovers!
How does this work? Mark doesn’t say, because it defies explanation! It's a miracle!
Mark only writes that Jesus received what His students brought to Him and blessed it.
Earlier, Jesus simply told His students to take an inventory. He asks them what they have to offer for dinner. They find only five loaves and two fishes!
Jesus does all the rest!
Isn’t this how we should understand our relationship with the Teacher?
How does Jesus work in our lives? We can’t fully explain this either. The Teacher is working in our hearts in ways we can’t comprehend.
We only know we enjoy the benefits of His power in our lives. We are becoming more like this Teacher as we learn from Him. We are filled!
Our story defies explanation too. Because an honest appraisal of our character and ability tell us we don’t possess what it takes to become very much like the Teacher.
Kind of like bringing five loaves and two fishes to feed 5,000!
But when we offer ourselves to Jesus – become His students - He blesses our little and the results are miraculous. We are changed to be much more like Him than we ever dreamed possible.
Like Mark, we can only tell our story – we know what’s happening - but we can’t fully account for it. It defies explanation!