5/25 2 Kings 4:43

43 But his servant said, "How can I set this before a hundred men?" So he repeated, "Give them to the men, that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, 'They shall eat and have some left.'"

Centuries before Jesus fed the 5,000, Elisha fed the 100. They had received a small gift of food and Elisha told his servant to set it before the men. The servant protested that it was not enough. Perhaps he was even thinking it would cause arguments to break out. But the LORD had told Elisha it would be enough and there would be leftovers, and it was so.

Jesus fed five loaves and two small fish to a crowd of 5,000, while Elisha fed a hundred men with twenty barley loaves and some stalks of grain. A loaf was enough for one person to have a small meal. What is the LORD showing us from these two accounts? The only person to perform more recorded miracles than Elisha was Jesus. We should understand that Jesus is greater than the prophets who came before Him.

We might also see that there is really no comparison to the anointing on the prophets of old and that upon Jesus. It is a completely different scale. While Elisha did raise a dead boy, Jesus raised a dead boy, a dead girl, and a man who had been dead four days. One of the reasons for the abundance of Jesus' miracles is for us to see that there is none like Him. There is nothing too hard for Him. As the Creator, He can do anything. If you are going to place your faith in someone, look to someone for help, or ask someone for guidance in life, could there be any greater one to ask than Jesus?

Consider: Why would you turn anywhere else in times of need? And if you would turn to Him then, why not turn to Him now simply because of who He is!