This simple narrative almost duplicates the amazing feeding of 5,000 (Mark 6:35-44), only this time there were 4,000 people. Instead of five loaves and two fish there were seven loaves and some small fish. Instead of twelve baskets full of leftovers there were seven. The numbers changed but Jesus did not. His heart was still of compassion, His priority was to feed their souls, but His love wanted to meet their human hunger too. Once again, when Jesus fed people they were satisfied (soul and body), and once again there were plenty of leftovers for the disciples.