The miracle of the feeding of the five thousand with just five loaves and two fishes (John 6:9-12) is just one of many that Jesus performed during his ministry. He also fed the four thousand with seven loaves and a few little fishes (Matthew 15:34-37); and in both cases, because the numbers didn’t include women and children, the total number of people fed was significantly more.
Of all the miracles Jesus performed, many were healing miracles including: the nobleman’s son (John 4:49-51); Peter’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38-39); the man at Bethesda (John 5:8-9); the man with the withered hand (Mark 3:3-5); restoring the sight of a blind man (Mark 8:23-25); and another blind man (John 9:6-7), restoring the hearing of a deaf man (Mark 7:32-35); cleansing a leprous man (Luke 5:12-13); cleansing ten lepers (Luke 17:12-14).
Jesus also cast out many devils, such as: the man in the synagogue (Mark 1:23-26); the man unable to speak (Matthew 9:32-33); the epileptic child (Matthew 17:18); and the man who had the legion (Luke 8:30-33).
And of course, Jesus raised people from the dead: the widow’s son (Luke 7:12-15); Jairus’ daughter (Luke 8:52-55); and Lazarus who had lain in the grave four days (John 11:41-44).
Other miracles include: making water into wine (John 2:7-9), providing a net full of fish for Peter, James and John after they had toiled throughout the night and caught none (Luke 5:4-7); providing another net full of fish for seven of the disciples after his resurrection (John 21:6); stilling the storm (Matthew 8:24-26); walking on water (Matthew 14:25-27); and providing a fish with tribute money in its mouth (Matthew 17:24-27).
What a glorious God we serve!
John 6 Audio
1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.