Jesus went up into a mountain, and there the multitude flocked to Him,
bringing their sick and lame, and laying them at His feet. He healed them
all; and the people, heathen as they were, glorified the God of Israel. For
three days they continued to throng about the Saviour, sleeping at night in
the open air, and through the day pressing eagerly to hear the words of
Christ, and to see His works. At the end of three days their food was spent.
Jesus would not send them away hungry, and He called upon His disciples
to give them food.
(The Desire of Ages, Chapter 44, The True Sign, pp. 404,405)