From Pastor Gary…
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
John begins chapter six with the account of Jesus feeding five thousand men (plus women and children) with five loaves of bread and two fish. Everyone had eaten until full, and there were twelve baskets of bread left over. The next day a crowd gathers again, and Jesus knows many of them came in hope of getting another meal. He said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of loaves. Do not labor for food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life” (v. 27).
Jesus reminded them of manna, the bread that God sent from heaven to feed Israel in their journey to the promised land. They needed food for life. The manna sustained them in their journey, but they all eventually died. However, Jesus said, “My Father gives you true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (v. 32-33). Jesus then said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
Jesus is the source of true life, of eternal life. He was sent by his Father from heaven to bring life to us through His death and resurrection. John wrote, “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). By faith, we trust His Gospel message. Through faith, we receive the “Bread of Life” which sustains us in our journey on earth until we reached the promised land of heaven.
Verse of the day:
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who has sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)