Do you know what the only miracle (aside from the Resurrection) to appear in all four Gospels is?
It's the multiplication of the loaves and fish!
That fact alone underscores the significance of this beautiful event. And while I often wonder how it actually happened, and what the Apostles' reactions were as they were experiencing it, the message I always take away from it is very clear.
The small boy had but 5 loaves of bread, and 2 small fish. Hardly enough to feed a group of 15, let alone 5,000.
But he gave his small gift to Jesus.
And through Christ it became significantly greater.
It's a wonderful reminder to us all that our gifts and offerings are that much greater when we go through our Savior.