Lord Jesus’ miracle that crosses all borders/ By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

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In our daily life, we definitely encounter several problems related to every walk of life including health, economic, financial, and faith problems.

When encountering problems, particularly unsolvable ones, we must remember that we have a Savior who sheds light on our ways and leads us to the shores of safety no matters what the impediments are in the way.

In this case, it is important to remember reciting psalm 27, which states, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

During the lifetime of Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior, on Earth, He carried out innumerable miracles such has healing the lepers, the blind, and the sick, as well as deliverance from demons, and breathing life into the dead, among others.

Yet, on the most renowned and famous miracles of Lord Jesus is the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. This miracle calls on us to trust that when we offer the Lord our ordinary and scanty resources, He will work a wonder of transformation, just like he transforms the bread and wine of the Eucharist.

THE MULTIPLICATION OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES
Jesus was in a deserted place. He was addressing the people, yet He was concerned that they needed to be fed. Lord Jesus showed His divine nature with a simple gesture of a blessing, whereby He provided food for thousands of people and there is some left over.

With this miracle, Lord Jesus wanted them to understand that this was a sign. All the miracles of Jesus were signs. A sign indicating something that points beyond itself to something else.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE MIRACLE?
The multiplication of the loaves and the fish was a remarkable moment in itself. But the meaning of the miracle goes beyond the moment. This particular instance involves several implications. Among these implications is a symbolism of the abundance of God’s love. Jesus explodes with love upon the Earth. He disseminated love to humanity and was ready to do His utmost to show people the path leading to salvation. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the Master of the universe.

When Jesus said the blessing and the bread and fish became abundant. He was inviting His multitude of people to look beyond the bread to appreciate that they are in the presence of the Son of God, implying that God is literally watching over His people.

THE MULTIPLICATION OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES IS THE EUCHARIST
The other outstanding sign that marks the multiplication of the loaves and the fish is the Eucharist. Jesus takes bread and says a blessing and the people are fed. This is a sign of the Eucharist. In the Eucharist Jesus is giving Himself to us out of love when the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Lord Christ. This is precisely why the Eucharist is so important. This is precisely what the most important thing we done each week while celebrating Sunday Mass.

Thank you Lord Jesus for Your love to humanity and Your sacrifice on the Cross to save the world.

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