Read John 6:1-14
Jesus had become quite popular. People were flocking after Him to hear Him speak and to be healed of their diseases.
Jesus sailed across the Sea of Galilee, climbed a mountain, and there sat down with His disciples. He lifted up His eyes and saw the people following. But He didn’t just see people, He saw needs.
So Jesus quizzed His disciples.
Phillip was the mathematician. He quickly crunched the numbers and submitted the results.
Andrew was a statistician/ logician. He used his head, took a poll, evaluated the facts, and shared his conclusion.
Jesus knew the correct answer all along.
Does Jesus quiz us today?
He lets us get tired. He lets us be hungry. He gives us a little food. He sends a little boy to help us. He asks us to trust Him.
Jesus took the meal, blessed it, and bit by bit His disciples distributed it. He gave them just a handful to carry out and share. And every time they came back to Him, He had another morsel ready. I think they got the lesson one bite at a time.
Jesus is still a healer. He teaches and heals those who follow Him. And He quizzes us. He tests our love for others and our belief in Him.
When we trust Him and find our answers in Him, He overfills us and not even the smallest crumb is lost.