Jesus the Bread of Life (Through the Gospels)

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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

Jesus did not come to give you bread, He came to be your bread. 

Jesus had just finished feeding the 5,000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. The crowds thought this was about physical food but it was really about Jesus.

After feeding them, Jesus stands up and says, “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (v. 35). What is Jesus really trying to say here?

Jesus’ goal is not to give them bread, but to give Himself. By saying that He is the bread of life, He wants the crowds and disciples to know that ultimately, He is the one that satisfies the soul. While physical food may satisfy our bodies, only Jesus can satisfy our souls.

When we try to satisfy the longings of our hearts with things other than Jesus, it will bring anxiety, fear and false security into our lives. When we put our worth, value and identity in things other than the bread of life, our souls will become unstable. 

Let Jesus fulfill the deepest longings of your life. Feast of the true eternal bread that can quench the hunger that our souls so desperately need. Jesus is your bread. 

William ChungComment