The Bread of Life

A very simple post for you to think about for Sunday:  Focusing on John 6 (which builds on chapter 5), what does Jesus’ death have to do with life today?  I’ll talk about it on Sunday and we’ll share here on Monday.

ps  Lent is a journey, not a destination; the cross is a memorial and the empty tomb is a reality.

One thought on “The Bread of Life

  1. We can get to running on the treadmill of life so easy: Looking for a simpler life, richer life, more leisure-time life, etc. We will try to squeeze more into the life span we think we will live on this earth, or we will work to stretch that number of years (so we can fit more in). We’ll go an extra 10 miles to save 5 cents a gallon in gas or over indulge to keep up with our friends.

    The people in John chapter 6 run half way around the lake because Jesus healed some sick and they ran back around the lake to find Jesus because 5000 men (not including women and children) were fed on 5 loaves of bread and two fish. They wanted to make Jesus King so he could put a “chicken in every pot.”

    Jesus will have no part of it for He knows that if he became their leader they’ll expect things their way, but he explains “… I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him(God the Father) who sent me.” (vs 38) People will always express their opinions of what they think should be done, even if they are talking about God. “We tend to run to God for temporary relief. God is looking for people who will walk with Him in steadfast belief” (Beth Moore: Breaking Free workbook pg61)

    Jesus said, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (vs29) “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” (vs 35) The hunger and thrist are the triggers that get us running, when God wants us to trust in His Son, Jesus. “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”” (vs 40) Do you understand what this means? We don’t have to live like tomorrow we might die, but we can live as if we have all the time in heaven and earth. Jesus says about Him self: “This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”” (vs 58)

    Jesus invites you and me to walk with Him, not run trying to fill every void. He invites us to feed on his Word and trust even til death… for He will raise us up. In Matthew 6:33, Jesus says “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. ” (Matthew 6:33, The Message)

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