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Bread of Life

by | May 1, 2020 | Jennifer's Blog

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35 (NIV)

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4

Jesus is the bread of life. I keep seeing this theme during all this covid19 “slow the curve” lockdown. Where people are over buying food and house supplies. After 2 weeks, toilet paper is still scarce on the shelves, cleaning supplies are hard to find, and food staples like bread are still a hot item.

Ah, bread. Bread holds many purposes and meanings. For one, it literally is a source of nutrients. How many Tennessians rush out to the store when the news calls for snow to get our milk, eggs, and yes bread? Second, bread has a metaphoric meaning in money. Right now, a lot of businesses are hurting due to closures or having to shift how they do business during the covid19 era. But there is another way I heard about bread where my spirit perks up. When Jesus says in John 6:35,”I am the bread of life.” I just love that! Jesus is our nourishment both physically and spiritually. He is our source of life.

During this covid19 pandemic, God continues to provide for me and many people I know. I am thankful I have a stay-at-home job as a remote Medical Coder for Blount Hospital and able to continue my intern classes via webcams and phone calls. But none of this is a guarantee. I had already turned in my work notice anticipating my departure for overseas. I am being challenged to practice what the Bible says about God providing. God has and always will provide what I need. I am called to seek Him first. He is my bread of life.

Matthew 6:33, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Keep seeking Jesus and His kingdom as your bread of life.

Be Sent.

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