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.