The Chef, the Servers, and the Guests
Jesus cooked, the disciples served, and the women didn’t have to clean up after!
“I have no help! I was so bent-out-of-shape about all the work that needed to get done. But the scriptures
about the two fish and five loaves spoke loud and clear and I had a new viewpoint: Jesus cooked, the
disciples served, and the women didn’t have to clean up after! Right then it seemed as if the weight of all
my worries lifted. I had new insight on how Jesus felt about me.
Further reading helped me to see that Jesus performed this miracle purely out of compassion.
No one was starving, no one was desperate.
There was no crisis…
What a delight to be fed a sumptuous meal to encourage community, break bread together, and to
be sure that no one would become weak from having missed a meal. No one was starving, no one was
desperate. No one was dying. There was no crisis, no crucial emergency; no dire situation. Jesus cared
enough to feed a multitude of people who had come to hear his teachings and be healed of their