From Show Me Your Glory (Gifts of Emunah) (#E-176) by Rabbi Avigdor Miller
You don’t go to theaters, but imagine you went to a theater and you saw a hundred actors come out of the stage, and they’re dancing and singing together. Each one sings his part or dances his part. Each one is trained to do his part; if one wouldn’t do it right, he would spoil the whole thing — hundreds of actors all together. Now another hundred actors onto the stage, and they do their part, a different act.
In a case of the food, five hundred different actors come out in one moment and they’re all doing their share, each one is doing his bit, participating in dancing or singing all together that minute. Then they stop, five hundred others take over and again and again. One thousand times it happens. You know how many thousands of nucleotides are in the food you eat? We have no idea.
The greatest kindness of all is the fact that Hashem is on the job
They have shown already that each one of these times is so complicated, in itself it’s a whole story. Therefore, the production of food is considered more nes, more miracle, more wondrous, more yad (the hand of) Hashem than kriyas Yam Suf (the splitting of the Sea). No question about it. That’s the top ladder. After all the things that are great about Hashem, “Nosein lechem l’chol basar ki l’olam chasdo — He gives bread to all flesh because His kindness is eternal.”.
That’s a very important lesson. All over the world, everybody’s eating; birds and fish and mammals — everybody’s eating. We see the great benefit to mankind as the result of this great chessed, but the greatest chesed of all is the fact that it demonstrates to us that Hashem is on the job. “Poseiach es yadecha — He opens His hand [and satisfies the desires of all living things]” (Ashrei).
It’s a matter of emunah. The “Vayaaminu b’Hashem — And they believed in Hashem” which occurred at kriyas Yam Suf was nothing compared to what you learn from Hashem when you see your bread on the table.