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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Bread Of Life: (John 6:30-35)


The crowd said to Jesus:

"What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat."

So Jesus said to them,

"Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

So they said to Jesus,

"Sir, give us this bread always."

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."

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Why are so many people unhappy In this world? They have a hunger that is never satisfied for longer than an instant.
Have you ever noticed that for so many, they set goals based on their wants and desires, and once obtained, they still having a longing, their accomplishment did not fulfill them.
They are looking for nourishment.
They desire to feel satisfied, content, and at peace.
Yet, all their efforts prove unsatisfactory.
This is proved over and over again by the perpetual longing to feel loved by so many.
One cannot expect to feel fulfilled in search of something external. There is nothing "out there" that can make someone feel complete.
It isn't until one realizes that Jesus is the bread of life that He is the only nourishment that can sustain and can completely fulfill.
I know that what I speak is foreign to so many and for so many they cannot comprehend. It isn't that it is above their ability to understand what I say, but rather that it is beyond what they are willing to accept.
To understand that Jesus is all that one needs, means to turn away from everything that the world repeatedly states that you need. It means rejecting the culture that we live in.
However, once understood and implemented (Lived), there is not doubt that what I say is true. Almost immediately there is a sense of peace and tranquility that absorbs you.
Living under the understanding that there isn't anything in life that can satisfy unless given and desired by God first for us is such a freeing perception that one cannot experience anything but satisfaction, peace, joy, and a radiating love.
Jesus is alive in the hearts and Souls of all Christians, yet many do not understand this. We only need to look inside of ourselves and connect with He who already lives within us.
We have been made in the image and likeness of God. We are spiritual beings called to unite with our creator. The bread of Life is a perpetual nourishment that only needs our cultivation through dedicated love, a desire to please Him, and a commitment to live by his commands.

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