Matt. 14:19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
This miracle is a glimpse of heaven. Think about it, all eyes are on Jesus, celebration is in the air, there is an abundance of provision for everyone; most of all Jesus is serving His people. This is a clear picture of Jesus ministering to His flock in heaven. This verse in Revelation makes it clear, Rev. 7:16,17 – ‘They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”
This is what the Lord is all about, He loves to care for His sheep. He loves to take care of you. Everyday He prepares a gospel feast for you; the table is spread and the Master calls out, “Come and dine”. Here are some thoughts from Charles Spurgeon on this amazing miracle.
“Now that all is in order, the divine Lord takes the slender provision into His blessed hands. By a simple sign He teaches the people whence to expect gracious supplies: “Looking up to heaven’. Not without a blessing does the al fresco meal begin: “He blessed”. God’s blessing must be sought even when Jesus is there. He will not act without the Father: Our Lord Jesus did all the provision for the feast: he blessed, He brake, He gave to His disciples. All is with Him. The disciples come in to take the subordinate position, after He has displayed the divine creatorship. They are the waiters, they serve and distribute; they can do no more; they are glad to do that. In haste, but he in order, they divide the food among the throng, much wondering and adoring as they so do. It was bread and relish with it; good fare and agreeable; sufficient, but not luxurious. Some would give the poor only the barest necessaries; bread only; our Lord adds fish. What a feast was this! Christ for Master of the feast: apostles for butlers; thousands for numbers; and miracles for supplies! What a far more glorious feast is that which the gospel spreads for hungry souls! What a privilege to be fed by the Son of God.”
The table is spread for each of us again today, will you take advantage of the table of blessing and feast on the abundance of our Father’s house? We don’t have to wait until we die to get started.