“I am the Bread of Life”John 6:35
Have you ever been hungry? I mean really, really hungry? There are people right here in Gordon County who know what it means to be hungry. Men, women and children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Thankfully, there is a place they can go to get a hot meal that will give them the daily nourishment they need. It’s called the VAC- Voluntary Action Community. It’s a warm and welcoming place where anyone who is hungry can sit down to a meal served with a meat & vegetable, bread and dessert. Yet, the meal only satisfies for a little while and the hunger returns. The food at the VAC fills a person’s stomach. But, what if they could find food that fills and satisfies the soul?
Jesus is the Bread of Life. He alone can fill our lives so we hunger no more. People try to satisfy their souls with all sorts of earthly things… money, success, works and fame to name just a few. But only Jesus Christ can fill the God-sized void in everyone’s lives.
God sent bread from heaven, called manna, to the Israelites in the desert. (Ex. 16:14-15, 31) He also sent bread from heaven, called Jesus Christ, to us. (John 6:51) He is the sustainer of life…eternal life. We can be confident that if we embrace him, we will never be hungry again. (John 6:35)
Jesus taught us in the Lord’s Prayer to pray for our daily bread. (Luke 11:3)
Have you asked for your daily bread today? Not the bread that will fill your stomach but, the life giving bread that will satisfy your soul?
Prayer- King Jesus, you are the Bread of Life. The life you offer is eternal. You taught us to pray for our daily bread. Please help me to seek you daily in your word and in prayer so that my soul will be satisfied by you alone!