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
Jesus = THE Bread Of Life…
What does that mean? Why did Jesus call himself the bread of life?
Few of us go without some type of bread in our lives. Whether it’s a freshly baked sandwich loaf, a crunchy sourdough, or a specialty bread, most of us enjoy a bread product (especially if it’s warm… mmm). But, could we live without it in these times? Prehaps. Do we want to? I don’t…
Bread has been made by mankind for close to 30,000 years. THIRTY THOUSAND. That’s a long time for humanity to stay on one continuous cuisine track.
Bread is composed of flour, water, and a rising agent. Nothing fancy. Nothing unattainable. Anyone can make bread. Even a beginner’s “brick” of bread tastes good warmed with butter. So, why did Jesus pick such a basic thing to call himself?
It was also at one time a gift from God. God gifted Moses and the fleeing Isrealites manna in the desert. It literally fell from the skies, kind of like that other imperative life-giving substance… water. The Jewish people in Jesus’ time would no doubt have made this connection- Jesus too was a direct gift from God.
So, could we live without bread in our daily lives nowadays? (Real bread, not that white cardboard in a plastic baggy.) The answer is no. It provides our bodies vitamins, minerals, and fiber that it craves and needs, and I’m not even going to ask if we could live without Jesus. Anyone reading this knows that answer… 😉