This is the only miracle (apart from the resurrection) that is recorded in all four Gospels. It must therefore be a miracle of great significance. It was not only significant on account of its magnitude, but it was also significant in relation to its timing. According to John 6, the Lord would go on to challenge them about the fact He is the bread of life and many at this point turned back from following Him (John 6:66). There are some important lessons to be learned from this parable concerning the Person of Christ. There are also some practical challenges for us as His disciples relating to the Christian life and service.