Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. -John 6:35
Two of my favorite things – Jesus and food (Bread).
Food is a vital part of our survival. It has nutrients that provides and sustains life. Food can be divided into energy content and nutrients. The way our bodies break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates distributes energy throughout the body. The vitamins in the food we eat also have the ability to build up the body to stay healthy; fighting off sickness. But these are all physical benefits.
“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” (John 6:27)
Jesus is trying to invite our attention to spiritual essentials … or as some would say, eternal benefits. He decided to give the people what they think they need to give them what they really need. We think we need the physical elements that derives from the world for satisfaction, we assume we need the fleeting provisions of our flesh components, and we settle for Satan’s offers for temporary gratification.
Physical components are here for temporary use, but Jesus is providing the peace, rest, grace, redemption, love, wisdom, eternal life, mercy, etc… He didn’t die in vain for us to settle for less than eternal glory. Though it might seem alluring this life will never compare to the glory set before us.
“He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” -Psalm 23:3
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “If we will not learn to eat the only food that the universe grows, then we must starve eternally.” – C.S. Lewis
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