February 17, 2019 Epiphany 6: Feeding the 5000

In the New Testament, 37 miracles of Jesus are recorded. These miracles show His power over creation, disease, demons, and death. Each miracle is like an Epiphany spotlight shining on Jesus that reveals to us that He is the Son of God and the Savior of the world and that His Word is trustworthy and true.

Of those 37 miracles, only one is told in all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). That one miracle is the Feeding of the 5,000. Why would that be? Why is only one miracle reported in all four Gospels? This one miracle stands out above all the rest; there is something special, unique, and significant about this one particular miracle.

The Feeding of the 5,000 is uniquely a Messianic miracle that connects Jesus to the Old Testament prophecies and anticipates the New Testament promises.

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