While six of Jesus’ miracles that John calls “signs” are only in John, this one is in all four gospels. And what a sign it is! Jesus Himself explains the meaning behind the feeding of the 5,000 families later in the chapter when He says “I AM the bread of life.” Bread represents the sustenance of life, and breaking bread together represents fellowship — Jesus came to give us life to the full and fellowship with God. Keller takes us deeper into other Scriptures to demonstrate the truth of this, a truth I pray will enrich our souls, make us thankful, and encourage us in the simple practice of hospitality.
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