Thousands of Eager Travelers are Fed by Jesus.
April, 27 A.D.
Stories have spread far and wide about healings and so-called miracles throughout the Galilean region brought forth by followers of radical Jewish man, Jesus of Nazareth. King Herod Antipas, residing in Jerusalem, beheaded a relative close to the extremist in fear of the potential threat of inciting riots. There is speculation that this is the reason for his recent flight into Galilean territory.
Rumblings of Jesus’ migration caused a stir in nearby towns, and it was reported that thousands of curious individuals and families came to meet the supposed Messiah. Many sources have come forward, claiming that Jesus healed the sick in their midst. “It was a miracle,” one man said, shaking his head in disbelief, “even those who simply touched him were healed. I’ve seen prophets and supposed-healers pass through before, but I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Even more curious, there was a consensus amongst the masses that Jesus managed to split five loaves of bread and two fish into sustainable portions for at least 5,000 men and even more women and children. There are at least a few hundred eyewitness accounts of Jesus splitting the loaves and fish. One witness said, “The children huddled around the stranger, tugging on the cloth of their mother’s robes, their eyes open wide with joy as they received their parcel of food. And it wasn’t a portion of scraps, either, it was hearty enough to make grown men satisfied! It was a wondrous sight to behold. I don’t care what Herod is spouting to the Roman centurions, this man is the one we’ve been waiting for.”
It is without question that something miraculous happened in Bethsaida tonight. The man named Jesus has provided enough food to satiate thousands of weary travelers. Regardless of whether you believe this man is the Son of God or not, we can all rejoice in the fact that thousands of people will not go hungry tonight.