Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bread of Life

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

I ran across an interesting factoid the other day. It came back to me as I was reading the book of John this morning. It said everyday, Americans spend 67 minutes eating or drinking as their primary activity and another 24 minutes eating or drinking while doing something else. If my math is correct, that’s just over an hour and a half each day! [Data taken from a USDA blog] Man, if only that “Happy Meal” would last just a little longer…like forever!

Jesus made a shocking claim. He said He was a bread that if eaten, one would never die. Even the disciples were stunned by such a claim. Of course we know that He was referring to spiritual life. 

Natural food, as good as it is, cannot provide what we need to satisfy our deepest need—our spiritual hunger. It is not the solution for our guilt or physical and eternal death. Furthermore, it is totally inadequate to supply us with any hope of a right standing before God. Physical food just can’t do that. But Jesus can.

Jesus handed Himself over to death that you and I could have life. So do as He said and “eat this bread.” You’ll discover the truth of the psalmist who said, “Taste and see that the Lord is good” [ Psalm 34:8].

Believe it. Enjoy “eating” Him every day by ingesting the Word of God. Learn about who He is and what He can do. He is the “Bread of Life.” Feeding on Him provides abundant life now, and evermore.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51

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