“Chapter 28: Jesus Feeds 5,000 People,” New Testament Stories (2005), 69–70
Some friends of John the Baptist told Jesus that John had been killed by the king.
When Jesus heard this, He went to a place near the Sea of Galilee to be alone. Many people knew where He was. More than 5,000 people followed Him there hoping that He would teach them.
Matthew 14:13; Mark 6:44
Jesus taught them many things. It was time to eat, but most of the people did not have any food. His disciples wanted Jesus to send the people to the nearest villages to buy food.
Jesus told the disciples to see if anyone had brought food. They found a boy who had five loaves of bread and two small fish.
Mark 6:37–38; John 6:9
Jesus told all the people to sit down. He blessed the bread and the fish and broke the food into pieces.
The disciples gave the food to the people. There was more than enough for everyone.