As more people heard about his miracles, larger crowds began following Jesus. In this particular story, there are at least 5,000 people present. Jesus decides to test the faith of Philip by asking Philip how they could feed so many people. Philip responds with finances – it would cost too much to feed that many people. At some point during this conversation, Andrew went off and found a boy with five loaves of bread and two fish. Although he brought the resources to Jesus, he still had his doubts: “How far will they go among so many?” We do the same when we doubt what God can do with our own limited resources.
Passage: John 6:1-15