This miracle shows Jesus as the Master of Quantity. Jesus performed the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand at the peak of his popular favor. A crowd was following Jesus. Yet, Jesus knew they were looking for him because they ate the loaves and had their fill (John 6:26). When Jesus told his disciples to feed the people, they complained that it was humanly impossible to feed the people. They did not have the money for the food, and food was not available for purchase anyway. Human inadequacy, however, is always an opportunity for God to demonstrate His power. In this case, Jesus, the Master of Quantity, provided enough for everyone. While the people recognized Jesus as the Prophet who is to come into the world, they wanted to force him to be king. God had a different agenda.