~John 6:35 NKJV
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he
who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
The fragrance of freshly baked homemade bread drifts across the table at Sunday dinners, holiday get-togethers, and family reunions.
There is nothing like this mouthwatering aroma. Right out of the oven or out of the bread machine and still warm enough to melt the butter, the aroma brings to our memories a taste sensation.
Bread is a staple of our lives. A quick lunch of peanut butter and jelly on fresh bread hits the spot. We have toast for breakfast, and a buttery slice of bread makes dinner a delight.
Few of us have time to make fresh bread, even though it is healthier for us. I have always loved homemade bread and have tried my hand at making it. Sometimes, I’ve been successful and other times not. When the bread machines became popular, I wanted one. But other expenses pushed it to the bottom of the list. I told the Lord I was trusting Him to provide. A few months, later my sister gave me a bread machine. I received it as a sweet gift from the Lord.
Father God loves giving us gifts. That’s why He desires that we receive and share the One True Bread of Life, Jesus Christ. In John 6:35 Jesus says to the disciples, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Jesus miraculously feeds thousands of men, women, and children with five loaves and two fish and had twelve baskets filled with leftovers. When the crowds got hungry again, they asked Him to perform this same miracle. Sadly, they were seeking signs and wonders rather than the spiritual bread He offered them.
Jesus continues teaching them, saying, “I (Myself) am this Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever; and also, the Bread that I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh(body) (John 6:51 AMP). He is talking about His crucifixion, but they don’t understand. Jesus paid the death penalty for mankind’s sin. He died a cruel death, was buried, and rose to life again that we might have a relationship with our Heavenly Father and spend eternity with Him.
Friends, have you tasted the heavenly Bread that is offered to each of us? “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8aNKJV).
Thank God for The Bread of Life, Jesus Christ.
Father God, I give thanks to You for providing Your Son Jesus Christ, as my Savior, Lord, and The Bread of Life. Help me to be aware of those around me who are looking for more than physical nourishment. Let me always be ready to share with each seeking person, The Bread of Life.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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