Bread of Life
John 6:31-35New Living Translation (NLT)
31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[a]”
32 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. 33 The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”
35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
For me, there is nothing more wonderful than fresh, warm bread and a tub of margarine. I stopped using my bread maker because well… you can guess why!
So thinking of Jesus as the “bread of life” brings some special feelings to me. Bread sustains us, it’s my favorite carb. And carbohydrates are essential for us. One thing they provide energy.
Jesus… Bread of Life… He fulfills me and provides me with energy. (Okay, maybe a little proof-texting there… )