Guardians Of Ancora Bible Plan: Jesus Feeds A Crowd

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

WELCOME TO THESE DEVOTIONS AND TO GUARDIANS OF ANCORA!

GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL?

It wasn’t planned. You hadn’t arranged to go to the hillside, but you had a hunger to hear more, see more and be more, with Jesus.

He was just, well, so different and so compelling. The time flew by. And then they started, the growls, gurgles and rumbles deep down in your tummy as hunger set in and the need for food was – almost – the strongest urge ever.

It was Jesus who thought about the food for the crowds who had gathered to listen to him. Jesus met your needs, and the needs of the thousands of people surrounding you, in a way you couldn’t possibly explain, however hard you tried.

What happened? From nowhere, it seemed, fish and bread appeared. You felt guilty, not being able to eat it all. You smile as you remember that great first mouthful. All your senses were heightened as you bit into the soft bread. It was so good! But then Jesus never did anything by halves – even the leftovers were a picnic in themselves. It was one you will never forget, for all sorts of reasons. The main reason was Jesus. Of course.

TALKABOUT

Sometimes God does the impossible and it can’t be explained. We call these things ‘miracles’. Why and how is this story about a ‘miracle’?

TALKING WITH GOD TOGETHER

Check out the Family Hub on the Guardians of Ancora website for ways to pray together. Search for ‘Giving thanks and sharing’ and start a new family tradition!

PLAYING GUARDIANS OF ANCORA?

Visit your usual app store and search for the game by name. Guardians of Ancora is free to download and play: there are no hidden costs.

Install and open the app. Choose your game character. You can set up individual player accounts on the same device and each have a character.

Visit the Training Room to learn about how to play and to meet Fabula, the chief storyteller of Ancora, who will join you on your adventures.

You are ready to visit the Spire District and play a Bible Quest. Tap on the ‘game-controller’ button to open a carousel of Quests: scroll to ‘Jesus Feeds a Crowd’ and touch to play the first chapter. You’ll find yourself in the town of Capernaum, with storyteller Fabula to help you find out what’s going on.