Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. – Matthew 14:19
I hope you see more. And, no I’m not trying to allegorical. But there are most certainly some types and applications to see.
When Jesus said this: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. – John 6:35
What is the bread? Is it not Jesus, himself?
Where are they in the Matthew passage? Are they not in a desolate place, i.e. WILDERNESS? What does that remind you of? Yes, the wilderness scene in Exodus. No food in the desert. Then manna from heaven came down!!!
So, let’s me simply say…Jesus gives himself to his disciples and his disciples give them Jesus. That’s the types I see. Indeed, that’s what discipling looks like! Give them Jesus!
And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. – Matthew 14:20
There’s plenty left to give!