Daily Devos: Jesus Feeds 5,000

PRAYER OF THE WEEK:

Dear God, we thank you for giving us everything we need, today and always.  Help us to see that what you give is more than enough, and to give you thanks for it.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

COLORING PAGE OF THE WEEK:

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BIBLE STORY OF THE WEEK: John 6:1-14 NRSV

1Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” 6He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” 10Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. 11Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” 13So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:

Describe a time when you were hungry.  What was it like?  How did you feel when you got to eat after that?  What would it have been like to eat with Jesus?  Would you have been willing to share what you had?  How can you share what you have with people who need it?

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