"He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes." (Mark 6:38)
The fame of Jesus was so great, that as soon as people learned where He was at, multitudes would gather unto Him!
This would become an annoying thing to most people. Movie stars and music stars learn to avoid their fans as much as possible, because they don't want to be bothered by "clingy" and "needy" people. They aren't bothered by your money, but you annoy them!
Jesus is not like that, not at all!
Jesus "...was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd:..." (v. 34) As you may already know, sheep are almost helpless creatures that are in constant need of someone to take care of them. Jesus is "The Good Shepherd".
Jesus was concerned for the multitude's welfare. They were a long where from any where, and it was getting late. It was supper time, and Jesus knew they were hungry.
"..How many loaves have ye? go and see..." (v. 38)
"...they say, Five, and two fishes." (v. 38)
Jesus blessed those five loaves (biscuits), and those two fishes, then fed "...about five thousand men." (v. 44) They gathered "...twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes." (v. 43)
When Jesus has a fish-fry, you want to come to that party!
Why did He do that?
1) Because He had compassion upon those people.
2) And, because He can!
He was willing, and able.
Some have said, "Everyone had a hidden sandwich, and when others began to bring out there sandwiches, there was enough to feed five thousand men. That's how it happened."
Well, my Savior can take five small loaves of bread, and two fish, and feed five thousand men, if He wants to! I am thankful that He wants to!
From my heart to your heart.