"Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
John 6:35 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Why would Jesus say something like this? If you have been around the church a bit, you’ve probably heard this verse. I didn’t really understand it at the time, but after quite a few years, I think I have a little better grasp. Jesus was trying to teach those around him that he is the sustainer of life. Do you need to eat? Of course! But spending time with God by reading His word, praying, and serving Him, your life will be full and will be a source of peace and satisfaction. Also, I think Jesus was probably hinting at the fact that his body would have to be broken, just like bread is broken during communion. God is our sustainer and the finisher of our faith and just like the Father, the Son gave his life so we could have life to the fullest.
Prayer for today: Father, I thank You for giving so much, sacrificing so much just so our sin could be washed away and we could be redeemed into Your royal family. I pray that we would not enter into our relationship with You lightly, but with as much devotion, surrender, and sacrifice as we are able to give You. I pray that You would open our eyes to see ways that we can live more devotedly and to carry the message of hope through Jesus Christ to all of those who will listen. I love you, Papa. Amen.
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God’s grace on you…