In John 6.1-15, Jesus needs to feet a lot of people, the text says that he needs to feed 5,000 men, so if you add the women and children that must have been gathered as well, you come up with more than 5,000. He ends up with one little boy’s lunch which consists of 5 barley loaves and two small fish.
Barley loaves were the least desirable kind of bread. This was a lunch for a poor boy [which reminds me of the infamous Po’ Boy sandwich that one can find in the South, so called because it was made of up of ingredients that only poor people could afford, but I digress]. Now, if Jesus can turn five barley loaves into something that can feed 5000ish people, then he can certainly turn barley into better wheat, or nine grain bread, or even caviar! The people all sit down and get to eat…wait for it…barley loaves. As Bob Utley points out: “Jesus did not use his powers to provide expensive food.” Just food was sufficient.
There is a lesson here. God is interested in and willing to provide for our needs, not our every whim and wish. This applies to cars and houses and medical care and food. If you have a car that is the equivalent of a barley loaf and runs, be grateful. If God has provided the equivalent of better than a barley loaf car, be extra grateful.