Day Two: I AM the Bread of Life

John 6.35 (NIV) – 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.”

“The motif of thirst recalls Jesus’s dialogue with the Samaritan woman (see 4:14). By combining hunger and thirst in the metaphor of the bread of life, Jesus embodies in his person all promises of satisfaction and satiation. Jesus is the recipe for the soul…The ‘bread of life’… serves to convey the absolute necessity of Christ by linking the most basic and foundational needs of human life to his person and work. In a manner not yet fully described, the phrase signifies that in Jesus, there is an eternal sufficiency in which there is no want. In Jesus, there is an ‘eating’ that provides deep rest for one’s whole being, ‘even if all about me should go to pieces.’” [Edward W. Klink, John (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary)]

Let’s worship to the song, Abide With Me” by Matt Maher.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for your promise and your continued provision in my life. Lead me into an encounter with You today, the only One who truly satisfies. Help me to trust in You alone for from my most basic needs to those of meaning and fulfillment in life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

– CR