Bread of Life

Do you have cravings for certain foods? How often during the day do you get hungry? How much do you drink throughout the day? Have you ever stopped to consider how much or how little you eat and drink each day?

We all eat and drink each day. We may even think it’s a bit silly to think about it. It’s just something we do. Perhaps we don’t consider what we’re eating and drinking. Or maybe we track each food we take in, the amount, and how healthy it is.

If you have ever been on a diet, you have certainly tracked what you eat and drink. You track the nutrition including sugars, carbohydrates, protein, sodium, calories, and more. You track what you drink and may drink water only. I know people who have lost weight by merely eliminating soft drinks from their drink options.

Yet have we thought about the food we take into our heart, soul, and mind? Jesus tells us He is the bread of life. He also tells us we will never be thirsty, if we come to Him. Some will take this passage literally, while others will state it is a metaphor.

I believe Jesus is talking about our soul rather than our physical hunger and thirst. Our souls absolutely long to be fed. When we attempt to feed our soul with something other than Jesus, we continue to find temporary satisfaction. It is only when we turn over our souls to Jesus that we find permanent satisfaction. Jesus fills our souls with what they are longing for.

Jesus provides us eternal life. He does so when we go to Him. He fills us with what our soul longs for. He gifts us with joy this world cannot provide. He grants us peace that only He can give. His Spirit fills us to the point of overflowing.

I pray we all choose the bread of life. I pray we choose to fill our souls with Him. I pray each one of us choose to follow Jesus and accept His gifts. Know the bread of life. Choose to be fed continually. Never go hungry. Never be thirsty. Choose Jesus.

John 6:35 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.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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