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Remember the Miracle Jesus Did with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish? It Just Happened Again!

Seth Barnes recently posted something amazing on his Radical Living blog. His team of volunteers in Lesvos, Greece was helping feed and clothe refugees fleeing Turkey after making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

Barnes’ team faced the challenge of having 400 hungry people to feed, but only enough food to feed 200 of them. One of the team members, Dayna Bickam, described what happened next:

“We saw a genuine multiplication miracle last night. We had almost 400 people in our block at Moria last night and enough food to give every other person food.

We prayed for Jesus to provide and thanked him for loving these people extraordinarily well. We had 7 of these black trays of food.

These are the three we had left over when we were done handing out food. People were bringing us the left over unopened meals. When we took up all the trays to stack outside there were ten of them. I know my God is able, He is true and He is good.”

So, they fed 400 refugees with seven trays of food (enough for 200 people). When the people finished eating, there were 10 trays left over.

Our God still works miracles!


But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. (Matthew 14:16-21)


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Esther Laurie is a staff writer at churchleaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.