By: Lisa Wilmore
Scripture:…“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world”. Then said they unto him, “Lord, evermore give us this bread”. And Jesus said unto them, “I am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (John 6: 33?-?35 KJV).
Once again God has given us a breathing miracle. He woke us up this morning. That is a miracle. If you are able to read this message, you owe him praise.
As I read the above noted passage of scriptures as well as the before and after scriptures in John 6, I was encouraged in knowing that Christ will fill and sustain our hunger desires. In fact, he offers himself to those who desire to be spiritually fed. It is important to realize that the only secure way to sustain our life is through accepting Jesus as our Savior.
As we meander through our lives consuming many types of food, sweets, teas, sodas, etc., which satisfies the flesh, we must realize that these nourishments are only temporary. Our desire is to quench our thirst and diminish the hunger pains; however, our hunger and thirst desires will exist day after day until we have satisfied the need. Most of us satisfy our fleshly desires morning, afternoon and evening. Futhermore, once the physical body has been satisfied, we obtain a burst of energy which allows us to continue our daily tasks with the strength and vitality to sustain our physical and mental activities.
In the aforementioned text, Jesus shares with many that the bread which comes from heaven gives life to the world. The life that he talks about is not the life unto death, but eternal life. He tells them that he is the “Bread of Life” and anyone who comes to and believes in him will never hunger or thirst.
John points out that Jesus told his followers,“Ye seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled” (John 6:26). In essence, they sought Jesus because of the physical food he provided through his miracles; but, they did not understand that “Life depends on eating the spiritual bread that God offers”. The physical food only sustains the physical body; but Jesus sustains the spiritual being.
As we sustain physical life with physical bread, in like manner, we can only sustain our spiritual life by having a relationship with Christ.