Jesus had been teaching the people all day in the hot sun and His disciples told Him to send the people away so that they could go into town and buy something to eat.
He told them to give the people something to eat. They said, “Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?”
You see, what Jesus is doing is commanding them to do the impossible. They must learn, as we must learn, that He always commands the impossible. The reason being is obvious. He intends to do the work!
God is the creator and we are His creation. He wants to use us as instruments to point others to Jesus. All we have to do is be obedient and willing. I must say obedient and willing people are few and far between! This parable is found in Mark 6:32-44!