This is the only miracle described in all four of the Gospels. After a long day's preaching, Jesus and the disciples wished to rest, but they were followed by a vast crowd who wanted to hear Jesus speak. Jesus felt sorry that the crowd had no food, and produced enough for all of them from the only available foodstuffs - five small loaves and two fishes.
The Gospels describe more than 30 of Jesus' miracles. Some of these involved feeding the needy, others were "nature miracles", such as calming the storm or walking on the water. But the majority involved some sort of healing -either curing people of physical diseases like leprosy and paralysis or "casting out demons" to rid people of mental illness. The Gospels record three occasions when Jesus even raised people from the dead.
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