A sign at a health food restaurant said, "Eat Here, And Live Longer." Not to be out done, the gravy and chicken fried steak type of place next door had a sign that said, "Eat Here, And Die Happy." Wouldn't it be nice if you could do both. Eat as much of all the stuff your not supposed to eat, and those same foods clear your arteries, and melt away the fat. Sounds like a plan to me, but unfortunately it's not the one we have.
Nevertheless, because we have the "bread of life" we can live longer and die happy. In John 6:48 Jesus said, "I am the bread of life." In this same chapter Jesus had fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. Everyone was satisfied and twelve baskets were filled with the leftovers. One for each of the apostles. Jesus had some real 'power point' lessons, didn't He? Christ abundantly provided for their needs. Jesus spoke of a different kind of bread when He spoke of Himself as the "bread of life." Like the people in the story, we are quick to look for the physical food and often ignore our spiritual state of starvation.
Jesus is the bread of life. To partake of His words, is to partake of that which is "spirit and life" (John 6:63). This is indeed to receive Him in faith - to know who He is, to hear Him, and to apply His teachings. Let us be hungry for that which endures to eternal life.
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