Sunday, August 5, 2012

Devotional 8-5-12

Bread of Life
Read John 6:24-35

Most all of us like bread. We like soft breads, white, wheat, rye, barley, bagels and biscuits. We like hard breads, French bread, Italian bread. But do we think of it as the Bread of Life?

Look at the ingredients in most bread: flour or whole wheat or another grain. Usually yeast unless unleavened, sugar, water maybe some other additions. And when they are all mixed together, allowed to rise and then baked, we get a delicious treat. This treat, though, feeds our bodies, gives us fiber and provides carbohydrates for energy, and it just plan tastes good.

But have you ever thought about this as a gift from God? God provided for Moses and his people on their forty year journey with “manna” from heaven. God provided each of the living, life giving items to make the bread. Thus Life provides for Life.

And didn’t God give life to his son Jesus Christ to be our ultimate “Bread of Life”! What we need to do is accept Jesus Christ as our “Bread of Life” so that when this earthly life is over your eternal life will continue and “we will never thirsty again” in eternity.

Heavenly Father thank you for your love, thank you for your son Jesus Christ the “Bread of Life”. This day I reaffirm or accept Jesus Christ as my “Bread of Life” so that I’ll never thirst again.

I pray this with the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, Amen.

Fred Herr

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