Bread of Life

The Bread of Life

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 NIV

Do you like bread?

Do you enjoy eating bread? Did you know that before the break because bread, it must go through a process? Did you know that bread must go through a process before it can be the bread you and I enjoy eating? The seed must first be planted before it can grow. Then, when the grain is ready, it must be harvested and ground into flour. Finally, before the grain becomes bread, it must pass through the oven. Making bread requires planting, harvesting, and heating.

Jesus endured a similar process. He was born into this world. He was cut down, bruised, and beaten on the threshing floor of cavalry. He endured the wrath of God for our sake. He willingly gave His life to reconcile us with God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the spirit. (1 Peter3:18 NIV)

In John 6:35, Jesus said: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” So Jesus assured the hungry crowd that He was the bread of life.”

Throughout the Bible, bread is used as a symbolic representation of God’s life-sustaining provision. So when Jesus told the hungry crowds that he was the Bread of Life, he was teaching his followers that He alone was their trustworthy source of spiritual life, both in this world and in the everlasting life to come. (See John 6:35) It’s paraphrased.

But to get this blessing, we need to receive it like a loaf of bread. So when we buy a loaf of bread, do we open it and eat it right away, or do we let it sit on a shelf or in a cupboard to become moldy? We all know that if a loaf of bread isn’t opened and eaten within a specific time, it must be thrown away since it gets stale.

The same is true in our Christian life. Jesus said He was the bread of life. If we want to receive God’s forgiveness through Jesus and allow Him to transform our lives, we must accept His gift of Salvation.

Friends, have you opened the bread of life that Jesus offers you? Have you discovered the life Jesus died to give you? Life without God is meaningless. His love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace will never fade. Without Him, life is not worth living. In the same way, everything the world offers will fade away.

So today, open your heart to the bread of life and watch your life transform into beauty from ashes.

Thank You, Lord,  for Your precious gift of Salvation through grace and eternal life with You. Help me to share what You have done in my life with those who have yet to accept Your precious gift. Lord, I don’t only want to speak about You and what You have done for us; I want others to see You in me through my words, behavior, and actions. In Jesus’ name, I give you praise. Amen!



Scripture quotations are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version—copyright 1973, 1978,1984,2011 by Biblica Inc.

I have often asked the Lord if writing is His calling in my life; after all, I'm a teacher, not a writer. Through the Book of Luke, in the New Testament, the Lord taught me that Luke had no idea that his study would ever impact our life. He wrote for the One, his friend, Theophilus. Yet, God used Luke, a doctor, to share the truth about Who Jesus was and why He came. So, why do I write? I write to share the truth of who Jesus is and what He has done in my life.

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