There are times in our lives when we feel that God gives us an impossible task of caring for others when everything in us simply wants to take care of ourselves. That’s how the disciples must have felt when the crowds gathered wanting from them what they didn’t have. Jesus forced the issue by assigning the twelve to feed the thousands. Wanting rest, wanting relief, wanting to celebrate all the good they had done, Jesus wanted them to realize their ultimate need to trust Him. The impossibility of the assignment to feed the thousands set up the crowd and the disciples to see how their ultimate satisfaction must be found in Him, rather than simply in the physical provisions he gives.