Matthew 15:32 (Holman Christian Standard)
32 Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they've already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way."
A crowd had come to Jesus along the hilltop next to the Sea of Galilee. There he healed the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many other problems brought before Him. He healed them all and they stayed there with Him for 3 days. These people had run out of food in their desire not to depart from Jesus. Jesus knowing their needs felt a deep concern for the people and told the disciples He didn’t want to send them away without feeding them.
Take a poll sometime about the needs of people around you. Ask them to share what is really on their heart so you might pray for them. After a while you will probably feel overwhelmed as people bring request after request. There are so many people with genuine infirmities, problems and needs it may become impossible after a while to pray for everyone. Yet Jesus remained in a crowd for 3 days healing person after person. Not a one was overlooked. Any of us would be ready to quit and go home, but Jesus saw another need for the people. He wanted to nourish and sustain their physical bodies. The disciples even sounded a little short when Jesus told them what He wanted to do. Yet Jesus performed a miracle once again to care for the people by feeding those who followed Him. Even today Jesus watches over our needs and He wants to nourish and sustain our spiritual bodies. In John 6:35, “Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever be hungry again. Those who believe in me will never thirst.” Have you looked to Jesus to sustain you through life? Pray that Jesus will meet your needs; for He knows the things you need. Praise Him for His understanding, grace, mercy and blessings. Wait on the Lord to bless you and feed you with His spiritual blessing.