Why did Jesus feed 5,000 people? And why were there 12 baskets left over?

Why did Jesus feed 5,000 people? And why were there 12 baskets left over?

Every Gospel includes an account of Jesus single-handedly providing a meal for over 5,000 people (Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17; Jn 6:1-14). That’s a lot of people. So many, in fact, that the disciples encouraged Jesus to send the people away because there was no possible way they could feed them. But Jesus had compassion […]

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